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Gift of Days: Report on an Illness

By Mary Morrison

Pendle Hill Pamphlet #364 (2003)

Price: $7.50


This was the last work from this illustrious Pendle Hill author. As she lay dying, Morrison asked for, but did not receive release from her body. In this moving pamphlet, she writes: “Maybe this is the death I was desiring so intensely during my illness – this death of the separate spinning mind as it merges into the intense life of the present moment. If so, then Yes, there’s more. Much more – this beautiful inner wind blows where it will and whispers ‘when I please.’ My work is to be ready to receive it when it comes as I would a visit from an old friend.”

About the Author(s)

Mary C. Morrison (1910-2003) devoted her life to family, teaching and writing. A major focus of her work was the gospels. She taught in a variety of settings, including Pendle Hill. The open-ended study questions she honed over years of teaching are available in Approaching the Gospels Together: A Leader’s Guide for Group Study. She recorded her own views on Jesus in Jesus, Sketches for a Portrait.

Mary Morrison and her husband, Maxey, raised a large and loving family. She considered herself 51% Episcopalian and 49% Quaker. She wrote her final Pendle Hill pamphlet, Gift of Days, out of retirement at 92.

Pendle Hill Pamphlet #364

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Weight 2.3 oz