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Constructing an Early Christian Ideal
What does it mean to be humble like Christ? In this book, Bernadette McNary-Zak explores various concepts of Christian humility in late antiquity. To help the reader deepen their understanding of Chri ...
Eucharistic Theology and Anthropology in the Writings of Gertrude the Great of Helfta
This book examines how the writings of the thirteenth-century nun Gertrude the Great of Helfta articulate an innovative relationship between a person's eucharistic devotion and her body. It attends to ...
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. ...
A Commentary on Chapters 4-7 of Benedict's Rule
Aquinata Böckmann, OSB; Translated by Marianne Burkhard, OSB, and Andrea Westkamp, OSB; Edited by Marianne Burkhard, OSB
In a new volume of her exegetical commentary, Sr. Aquinata Böckmann explores chapters 4-7 of the Rule of St. Benedict. They contain Benedict's instruction of how to learn and live the spiritual art of ...
Meditations on the Names of God in the Qur'an and the Bible
Archbishop Michael Louis Fitzgerald, Foreword by Mary Margaret Funk, Afterword by Zeki Saritoprak
Christians and Muslims both have an abundance of names for God. The Bible provides Christians with a rich array of names for God, and the ninety-nine Names that Islam gives traditionally to God are dr ...
Spirituality for Our Times; A Conversation
David Steindl-Rast and Anselm Grün; Edited by Johannes Kaup; Translated by Linda M. Maloney; Foreword by Martin E. Marty
A personal, surprising, and heart-warming book wherein two spiritual masters of our time advance the central questions of life and faith."Brother David Steindl-Rast and Father Anselm Grün are figures ...
A Spiritual Lexicon
Andrew D. Mayes
How can we describe to others what is happening to us on our spiritual journey? How can we depict the spiritual road that we are taking—experiences of prayer, transitions that we travel through, imped ...
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 ...
Exercises in Discernment
Bert Daelemans, SJ
This book is a collection of fifteen spiritual exercises for people who seek to experience God in everyday life with the help of Ignatian discernment. At times, life looks like a way of the cross. Pai ...
Charles Cummings, OCSO
For three decades, Monastic Practices has been a valued resource for English-speaking aspirants to monastic life. In this revised edition, updated and expanded, Charles Cummings, OCSO, explores the co ...
Palladius of Aspuna; Edited and Translated by John Wortley
Born in Galatia in the 360s, Palladius enrolled as a monk on the Mount of Olives in his early twenties. As a monk, he traveled to Alexandria, the desert of Nitria, the Cells, Palestine, Rome, and the ...
How I Came to Be at Home with Myself
Bieke Vandekerckhove; Translated by Rudolf Van Puymbroeck├»┬┐┬╜
At the youthful age of nineteen Bieke Vandekerckhove was diagnosed with ALS (a degenerative neurological disease, aka Lou Gehrig's disease). Unexpectedly, three years later her disease went into remis ...
Homilies and Writings
Rutilio Grande, SJEdited, Translated, and Annotated by Thomas M. Kelly
Listen to the podcast below to learn more about the beatification process of Rutilio Grande, SJ! Your browser does not support the audio element.Rutilio Grande, SJ, was the first Jesuit to be assassi ...
Dom André Louf (+2010) was abbot of the Trappist-Cistercian monastery of Mont-des-Cats in northern France from 1963 to 1997. This book brings together talks given to a variety of audiences in which he ...