The Wisdom of the Benedictine Elders

The Wisdom of the Benedictine Elders

Thirty of America's Oldest Monks and Nuns Share Their Lives' Greatest Lessons

Book - 2005
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Perseus Publishing
Thirty elders of the Benedictine Order, all born between 1901 and 1925 and at home in thirty monasteries and convents across the country, share their touching and thought-provoking life storiesthe everyday rhythm and ritual of prayer and work, solitude and community, sanctity and humor; the most challenging moments of questioning, uncertainty, and tribulation; and moments of infinite inner peace and mystical joy.


Independent Publishing Group
This intimate, vibrant, and deeply moving portrait of monastic life in America today examines the long-debated question of whether the spiritual life can be led in the everyday world or whether it must, in its highest and truest forms, involve an ascetic life of renunciation, stern discipline, and celibacy. Thirty elders of the Benedictine Order share their touching and thought-provoking life stories, from the everyday rhythm and ritual of prayer and work, solitude and community, sanctity and humor, to the most challenging moments of questioning, uncertainty, and tribulation, but also to moments of infinite inner peace and mystical joy. Part graceful memoir, part sacred legacy, this book offers an inspirational journey into the hearts, minds, and souls of 30 exceptional men and women.


Publisher: New York : Bluebridge, c2005
ISBN: 9780974240534
0974240532
Branch Call Number: 271.102273 WIS
Characteristics: 281 p. : ill
Additional Contributors: McGinnis, Mark W. 1950-

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