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One Woman's Journey of Prayer in the Shadow of Death
Magda Heras and Ignasi Fossas, Translated by Elaine M. Lilly
"To be honest, at this point only two things interest me: my oncologist's advice and if you can teach me to pray."So began a two-year correspondence between a medical doctor who became a priest, Bened ...
The Poetic Example of Emily Dickinson
Charles M. Murphy
In this book, Charles Murphy explores the still unfolding rediscovery of Emily Dickinson (1830-1886), our foremost American poet, as a mystic of profound depth and ambition. She declined publication o ...
Thomas Merton; Foreword by Sarah Coakley
This guide to monastic prayer, written in 1968 and thus turning out to be Thomas Merton's final testament to us, is now available in a new edition commemorating the fiftieth anniversary of his death. ...
A Transformative Spiritual Practice
The Lord's Prayer accompanies the lives of Christians. When we are happy or sad, when we eagerly wait for a child to be born or silently keep watch as an elder dies, alone in the woods or together in ...
A Monk's Alphabet of Spiritual Practices
Benoît Standaert, Translated by Rudolf Van Puymbroeck
Spirituality: An Art of Living was born out of a generous impulse: to pass on lessons from the monastic tradition to lay people so as to help them achieve a more ardent and fulfilling spiritual life. ...
Christmas Poems to Open the Heart
John Shea, drawings by Mark and Franklin McMahon
Christmas is unavoidable. But if it is going to happen for us, we need to take time. We need to slow down and do something out of the ordinary, something that has to do with the spiritual meaning of t ...
Praying Throughout the Year
James Martin, SJ
The Christian longing to share anguish, fear, gratitude, and awe has found expression in many forms of prayer, beginning in Scripture and the practices and words of Jesus. Over the centuries many fru ...
Sacred Scripture and the Mysteries of the Rosary
Clifford M. Yeary
The rosary has been at the core of Catholic devotional life for centuries. Renewing its place in our spiritual life today can be powerfully assisted by going to Sacred Scripture to focus our minds and ...
Day by Day with Saintly Witnesses
Since the early centuries, Christians have held up the saints as models of living the Gospel of Jesus Christ. While the church officially recognizes a relatively small number of saints, the actual ro ...
Annotated Translation of the Odes, Litanies, and Encomia
"Saint Gregory of Narek, a monk of the tenth century, knew how to express the sentiments of your people more than anyone. He gave voice to the cry, which became a prayer of a sinful and sorrowful huma ...
A Short Breviary, Second Edition
Edited by Maxwell E. Johnson
Benedictine Daily Prayer provides an everyday edition of the Divine Office for people who desire to pray with the church in a simple manner. Based on fifteen hundred years of liturgical prayer within ...
The Experience of Time in Jewish and Christian Liturgy
Common to both Judaism and Christianity is a heightened engagement with time within liturgical practice, in which collective religious memory and anticipation come together to create a unique sense of ...
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 ...
Contemplation and the Healing of the Self
Susan R. PitchfordForeword by Alan Jones
Eight hundred years ago, Clare of Assisi advised a correspondent to gaze into the mirror of the crucified Christ and study her own face within it. One hundred years ago, sociologist Charles Horton Coo ...