The Monastery of the Heart: An Invitation to a Meaningful Life

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BlueBridge #ad - Used book in Good Condition. A guide based on the ancient Rule of Benedict that provides a practical model upon which to build a satisfying life.

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The Rule of Benedict: A Spirituality for the 21st Century Spiritual Legacy Series

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Crossroad #ad - A new foreword, updated content, an appendix, and a recommended calendar for reading the entries and commentaries make this an invaluable resource for solitary or communal contemplation. In her new introduction to the rule, conversion, humility, communication, contemplation,  the author boldly claims that Benedict's sixth-century text is the only one of great traditions that directly touches the contemporary issues facing the human community—stewardship, reflection, and equality.

Tracing benedict's original rule paragraph by paragraph,  it expands its principles into the larger context of spiritual living in a secular world and makes the seemingly archaic instructions relevant for a contemporary audience. This new edition of a classic religious text combines the timeless wisdom of Benedict of Nursia's Rule with the perceptive commentary of a renowned Benedictine mystic and scholar.

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The Gift of Years: Growing Older Gracefully

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BlueBridge #ad - Not only accepting but celebrating getting old, this inspirational and illuminating work looks at the many facets of the aging process, from purposes and challenges to struggles and surprises. The gift of Years Growing Older Gracefully.

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Wisdom Distilled from the Daily: Living the Rule of St. Benedict Today

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HarperOne #ad - Benedict in fifth century Rome. Wise and enduring spiritual guidelines for everyday living –– as relevant today as when The Rule was originally conceived by St. The gift of Years Growing Older Gracefully. HarperOne.

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The Time Is Now: A Call to Uncommon Courage

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Convergent Books #ad - Will appeal to spiritual readers seeking an encouraging book for social justice advocacy. Library journal starred review The gift of Years Growing Older Gracefully. Offering motivation as well as ways to accomplish change. Booklist “a series of short essays to encourage and refresh the spirit of activists.

Applicable to both progressive and conservative Christians. HarperOne. This is spirituality in action; this is practical and powerful activism for our times. Praise for the time is now“for decades Chittister has been a prolific author and advocate for women and social justice inside and outside the realm of the Catholic Church.

The Time Is Now: A Call to Uncommon Courage #ad - . A beloved nun and social activist offers a soul-stirring guide for all who feel disillusioned and dissatisfied with the power-hungry institutions and systems of this world “Both a call to arms and a faith-based guide for activists and readers disgusted with today’s political and cultural climate.

Publishers weekly starred review in the time is now,  sister joan chittister—a rabble-rousing force of nature for social justice and fervent proponent of personal faith and spiritual fulfillment—draws on the wisdom of prophets, both ancient and modern, to help us confront the societal forces that oppress and silence the sacred voices among us.

Pairing scriptural insights with narratives of the truth-tellers that came before us, Sister Joan offers a compelling vision for readers to combat complacency and to propel ourselves toward creating a world of justice, peace, freedom, and empowerment. For the weary, and the fearful, the cranky, this energizing message invites us to participate in a vision for a world greater than the one we find ourselves in today.

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How to Live: What the Rule of St. Benedict Teaches Us About Happiness, Meaning, and Community

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Hampton Roads Publishing #ad - HarperOne. These fresh and profound explorations are inspiring and thoughtful, and will motivate readers to live a meaningful life. The rule of St. Similar to the anxieties and frustrations of the 6th century, we are living in a time where societies need to stress community over competition, consensus over conflict, simplicity over self gain, and silence over the constant chatter and distractions of our lives.

In how to live, judith valente explores the key elements of the rule and clearly demonstrates how incorporating this ancient wisdom can change the quality and texture of our lives offering a way forward from the divisions gripping our country. Benedict arose from an era when a great civilization was threatened by violence, economic forces that favored the wealthy, political leaders that lacked the trust of the public, and rampant xenophobia.

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Seeking God: The Way of St. Benedict

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The Liturgical Press #ad - John's university for her contribution to Benedictine studies and for her ecumenical work. Through this definitive classic Esther de Waal has become known as an authority for the lay person on the Rule of St. Her ability to communicate clearly the principal values of the Rule when applied to lay people is the ultimate strength of this book.

Benedict's rule has been a source of guidance, support, inspiration, challenge, comfort and discomfort for men and women. It has helped both those living under monastic vows and those living outside the cloister in all the mess and muddle of ordinary, busy lives in the world. She lives on the welsh borders where she grew up and spends her time gardening, writing, traveling, and taking retreats.

Seeking God: The Way of St. Benedict #ad - Bestseller! For over fifteen hundred years St. Esther de waal's seeking god serves as an introduction to this life-giving way and encourages people to discover for themselves the gift that St. She holds a PhD. She was awarded the templeton Prize for having started the Benedictine Experience weeks which are now widely held throughout America and England.

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Following the Path: The Search for a Life of Passion, Purpose, and Joy

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Image #ad - Image. Joan chittister in our modern and mobile society, the range of answers to the questions “What am I supposed to do with my life?” and “How do I know when I’ve found my purpose?” can seem endless and overwhelming. Following the path by sister joan brings the insights of her years of teaching and contemplation to bear on this issue, providing readers with a new way forward.

The gift of Years Growing Older Gracefully. This book is meant to give someone in the process of making a life decision at any age—in early adulthood, when we find ourselves at the crossroads without a name—some ideas against which to pit their own minds, at the point of middle-age change and later, their own circumstances.

Following the Path: The Search for a Life of Passion, Purpose, and Joy #ad - Its purpose, as they wrestle with the process of trying to find and follow their own special call at this new stage of life, is to both provoke thinking and to clarify it. Through her examination of spiritual calling and gifts, change and discernment, we know we fit, where we are the fullest of ourselves and a gift to the world, finally, she leads readers home to the place where, a timely and much needed message that many will be happy to hear.

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Radical Spirit: 12 Ways to Live a Free and Authentic Life

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Convergent Books #ad - Convergent. We need to seek wisdom rather than simply facts, to think before speaking, and in turn create respectful communities. With a series of twelve simple rules for healthy spiritual living, but pleads with us, Chittister not only reminds us, to develop enduring values by shifting our attention to how God wants us to live.

. Feeling burnt-out from life, character-building, offers a practical, strung-out from social media, who appeared on Oprah's Super Soul Sunday, and put out by a society that always wants more from you? Beloved nun and social activist Joan Chittister, and inspirational guide to help you take control of your emotional life and redirect your spiritual destiny.

Radical Spirit: 12 Ways to Live a Free and Authentic Life #ad - Joan chittister, whom publishers weekly calls "one of the most well-known and trusted contemporary spiritual authors, " is a rabble-rousing force of nature for social justice, and a passionate proponent of personal faith and spiritual fulfillment. HarperOne. Image. Drawing on little known, sister joan offers a practical program to help transform our thinking and rebel against our fears, ancient teachings of the saints, judgments and insecurities.

Freedom from anxiety, worry, and tensions at home and work, comes when we give ourselves to something greater, " she argues. The gift of Years Growing Older Gracefully. This book will teach you how to accomplish this.

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Scarred by Struggle, Transformed by Hope

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Eerdmans #ad - Convergent. We struggle, vulnerability, detachment, and scarring; and while these struggles sometimes seem insurmountable, fear, powerlessness, limitations, she says, transformation, against change, we can emerge from them with the gifts of conversion, endurance, surrender, exhaustion, courage, faith, isolation, darkness, and perhaps most important hope.

Meant to help readers cope with their own suffering and disappointment, despite our moments of darkness,  Scarred by Struggle, "an anatomy of struggle and an account of the way hope grows in us, Transformed by Hope is, in Chittister's words, regardless of our regular bouts of depression. Each of these struggles and gifts is discussed in a chapter of its own.

Scarred by Struggle, Transformed by Hope #ad - . It is an invitation to look again at the struggles of life in order that we might remember how to recognize new life in our souls the next time our hearts turn again to clay. Neither a self-help manual nor a book offering pat answers, but supremely practical and relevant, Chittister's Scarred by Struggle, Transformed by Hope will richly reward those readers seeking solace in the empathic, wise, and accessible meditations of a fellow struggler.

Spirituality. Image. It is in the necessary struggles of life, however, that we stretch our souls and gain new insights enabling us to go on. Building on the biblical story of jacob wrestling with god and on the story of her own battle with life-changing disappointment, Sister Joan Chittister deftly explores the landscape of suffering and hope, the role of women in the Catholic Church, grief, and the events of September 11, technology, considering along the way such wide-ranging topics as consumerism, 2001.

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RB 1980: The Rule of St. Benedict in English

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Liturgical Press #ad - RB 1980: The Rule of St. Benedict in English #ad - Convergent. For fifteen centuries benedictine monasticism has been governed by a Rule that is at once strong enough to instill order and yet flexible enough to have relevance fifteen-hundred years later. Transfvormation. Prayer. The gift of Years Growing Older Gracefully. Spirituality. HarperOne. Image. This pocket-sized, English-only edition is perfect for individual or group study.

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