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Toward Purity of Heart
Mary Margaret Funk, OSB; Foreword by His Holiness the Dalai Lama
Humility Matters makes the claims that humility is for a disciple of Jesus Christ what enlightenment is for a Buddhist, realization for a Hindu, surrender for a Muslim, and righteousness for a Jew. It ...
Beginning the Spiritual Journey
Mary Margaret Funk, OSB
How can we tend the garden of our souls? Meg Funk turns to the wisdom of the desert fathers for the means of removing obstacles to spiritual growth, which include thoughts of food, sex, possessions, a ...
Conversing with God through the Psalms
Irene Nowell, OSB
Irene Nowell's work would be both impressive and important if she were "only" a masterful Scripture scholar or a gifted spiritual guide or a compelling teacher. The fact that she is all three makes he ...
Before the Burning Bush
Mary Margaret Funk, OSB; Foreword by Laurence O'Keefe, OSB
Lectio divina is a way of praying by sustained immersion into a revelatory text. While Scripture is the classic place of encounter with God, the text could also be the book of life or the book of natu ...
The Way of the New Monastics
John Michael Talbot
The Universal Monk is about the monk in all of us. In today's fast-paced and often fractured culture we all seek inner peace and unity. The Universal Monk is a powerful way for everyone of any state o ...
A Benedictine Vision of the Spiritual Life
Gregory Collins, OSB
View endorsement by Abbot Primate Notker Wolf, OSB Nourished by liturgy and lectio divina, this book offers a transforming theological vision based on prayer and spiritual insight. As a Benedictine m ...
Meeting God in Everyday Life
Mary Reuter, OSB
Mary Reuter recalls how as a child taking piano lessons she often skipped practicing scales and thought her teacher would not notice. Reuter admits she never did advance to the level of a skilled pian ...
The Universal Call to Contemplation
Cyprian Consiglio, OSB Cam
Prayer is an art that cannot just be taught. It must be experienced, lived, and practiced. In Prayer in the Cave of the Heart, Cyprian Consiglio draws on his experience as a Camaldolese monk to give r ...
Monastic Steps for Everyday Life
Abbot Christopher Jamison
In Finding Sanctuary Abbot Christopher Jamison, host of the BBC television series The Monastery, suggests the teachings of St. Benedict are a tool for everyday life—for those who are religious and for ...
A Benedictine Prayer Book
Drawing on the rich resources of the Benedictine tradition, The Glenstal Book of Daily Prayer aims to share with Christians everywhere some of that tradition as it is celebrated daily in Glenstal. Bui ...
Benedictine Guidelines for Those Who Long for Good Days
Wil Derkse; Translated by Martin Kessler
Numerous laypersons have experienced that the guidelines of Saint Benedict's Rule offer inspiring and realistic ways toward a blessed life, aiming at the growth and flourishing of persons and communit ...
The Baptismal Invitation of the Rule of St. Benedict
Esther de Waal
In Seeking Life: The Baptismal Invitation of the Rule of St. Benedict, renowned author Esther de Waal returns to the Rule of Saint Benedict—the inspiration for Seeking God, her classic book published ...
Growing in Mutual Service and Love
Aquinata Böckmann, OSB, PhD; Translated by Matilda Handl, OSB, and Marianne Burkhard, OSB; Edited by Marianne Burkhard, OSB
It is said that the heart of the home is the kitchen table, and the same is true of the monastic home. Saint Benedict devoted ten chapters to the monastic table and to providing and serving food as we ...
Monastic Steps for a Fulfilling Life
Abbot Christopher Jamison
Why is "being happy" such an imperative in our world today? What is the meaning of happiness? In this book Abbot Christopher Jamison turns to monastic wisdom for answers. He explains that, in essence, ...
The Journey of Thomas Merton
Edited by Morgan Atkinson, with Jonathan Montaldo
Noted by GoogleT as a best book of 2008 Soul Searching: The Journey of Thomas Merton draws us into the geographical landscape of Thomas Merton's life in America, a landscape that was intrinsic to his ...