Posted by: Rolf | September 1, 2012

The Golfer’s Prayer Book

I came across an article about a golfing nun who has written a book on golf prayers, called a Golfer’s Prayer Book: Walking the Fairway with the Master.

According to Sister Dorothy Ederer, a published author, Catholic nun and campus minister at St. Mary Student Parish in Ann Arbor, golf and religion go hand in hand.

“You compare the things that happen in golf to your life, things like sand traps, hooks, slices, and out of bounds shots,” she said. “We set ourselves up for ridicule and shame.”

Handicaps are something that we all have and that we shouldn’t be discouraged by them, Ederer said: “They often provide the push we need.”

Ederer’s book, “The Golfer’s Prayer Book, Walking the Fairway with the Master,” was recently released in hardcover by Paulist Press, and is available at Borders and through

It has been endorsed by a number of professional golfers including Jack Nicklaus, who is quoted in the book as saying, “Golf is a beautiful walk with God and nature. Sister Ederer uses her words to help us approach and understand life in a spiritual and meaningful manner.”

And in case you’re wondering, don’t look for a nun’s habit on local courses. She golf’s in skirts or caprice.

In His Grip and Serving Grace…


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