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A Formation for the Celibate Life
John Mark Falkenhain, OSB
In this volume, Br. John Mark Falkenhain, OSB, a Benedictine monk and clinical psychologist, provides a well-researched and thorough program for celibacy formation for men and women, adaptable to both ...
Practice from the Monastic Tradition
Mary Margaret Funk
Written from her deep experience in the monastic tradition, Sister Mary Margaret Funk shows us that, with faith and our given vocations, we are more than strong enough to resist and renounce the viole ...
Anthony J. Gittins
Today, many Christians, concerned and challenged by contemporary trends in society and religion, are bewildered and perhaps tempted to leave the Church and manage on their own. Courage and Conviction ...
Superheroes are all the rage and Moses has loomed large in Judeo-Christian storytelling. Not always the strong and courageous type, Moses first had to learn to hear God's voice and then to fill God's ...
Desire is at the heart of what it is to be human. The power of desire, while embodied and sensuous, is God-given and the key to all human spirituality. Humanity is blessed with a deep longing that is ...
The Bishop and the Sense of the Faithful
Amanda C. Osheim
Both the faithful and bishops are called to learn and to teach. Empowered by the Holy Spirit, the faithful of the local church witness to the apostolic tradition with their lives, and so are teachers. ...
Essays with Answers
Edited by Phyllis Zagano
The question of restoring women to the ordained diaconate surfaced during the Second Vatican Council and continued to resound in academic and pastoral circles well after the diaconate was restored as ...
New Testament Foundations for the Vocation of Administrative Service
Donald Senior, CP
In his First Letter to the Corinthians Paul cites "administrators" as one of God's gifts to the Christian community (1 Cor 12:28). But many who serve in administrative service today have difficulty se ...
A Journal, Volume III
Edited by Vic Klimoski and Barbara Sutton
Illuminating Ministry provides an opportunity for church leaders and those in ministerial formation to engage in community and prayer. By focusing on seven distinct charisms or values of Benedictine s ...
An Introduction for Lay Ministers
Edward P. Hahnenberg
Theology for Ministry is for beginning ministry students, seasoned lay leaders, and anyone in between who wants to learn more about the faith that feeds their call to serve. Six easy-to-read chapters ...
The Benedictine Oblate Way of Life
Roberta Werner, OSB
Reaching for God is a compendium of Benedictine life and prayer for oblates. It brings together in one volume the essence of Benedictine spirituality-its history, its relevance through the ages and in ...
A Cobbler's Contemplations
Agnes Day, OCSO
"Seldom will a reader be afforded a more intimate glance into the day-to-day experience of living the cloistered life in feminine mode than can be had from these pages. But, beyond the specificity of ...
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 ...
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 ...
Listening with the Ear of the Heart
Mary Margaret Funk, OSB; Afterword by Dom Armand Veilleux, OCSO
After fifty years of monastic life, prayer, and spiritual direction, Meg Funk knows what it means to listen with the ear of one's heart to the Holy Spirit. In Discernment Matters, she shares what she ...