Essential Monastic Wisdom: Writings on the contemplative life

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Foreword by Kathleen Norris This essential guide explores the traditions and values of the monastic spiritual life, from silence, prayer, and community to reverence, simplicity, and hope.

For everyone seeking to experience some of the deep tranquility of contemplative life, this artfully crafted guide brings together concise selections from the great writings of the tradition, from Saint Benedict to Thomas Merton. It explores all the essential ingredients of monastic life in brief chapters on such themes as speech, humility, discernment, patience, longing, and love. By providing a brief account of how monastic life evolved and the best examples of monastic writing through the centuries, from the desert fathers to the medieval nuns Julian and Hildegard to John Chittister today, Father Hugh Feiss offers a rich treasury of monastic wisdom on living a full life.

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'This essential guide explores the traditions and values of the monastic spiritual life, from silence, prayer, and community to reverence.'

For everyone seeking to experience some of the deep tranquility of contemplative life, this artfully crafted guide brings together concise selection from the great writings of the tradition, from Saint Benedict to Thomas Merton. It explores all the essential ingredients of monastic life in brief chapters on such themes as speech, humility, discernment, patience, longing, and love. By providing a brief account of how monastic life evolved and the best examples of monastic writing through the centuries, from the desert fathers to the medieval nuns Julian and Hildegard to John Chittister today, Father Hugh Feiss offers an rich treasury of monastic wisdom on living a full life.

About the Author:

Hugh Feiss, O.S.B., is a scholar, teacher, and translator of studies of the monastic tradition, who has been a Benedictine monk for more than 35 years. He lives at Ascension Priory in Jermone, ID.

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