In 1884, Karl Rahner predicted that `the Christian of the future will be a mystic or he will not exist at all.' These many years later, Rahner's words are no less prophetic. As organized religion continues to atrophy at an unstoppable rate, the need for a contemplative spirituality continues to grow. Tearing the Veil of this Sweet Encounter is a modest attempt to meet this need. Fr. Philip Krill's personal mission is to `promote a trinitarian vision of deification and contemplative prayer.' The author prays that all who read this book will be inspired to seek God, not in the moral platitudes of religion, but in the silent depths of contemplative prayer.