The Matters Series
The Matters Series
Five-volume set
Mary Margaret Funk, OSB
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In this highly regarded series, Sr. Meg offers the foundational theory and practice of the early monastic way of life while pointing out why and how this inner work is as fresh and necessary today as ever.

Mary Margaret Funk is a Benedictine nun of Our Lady of Grace Monastery, Beech Grove, Indiana. From 1994 through 2004, she served as executive director of Monastic Interreligious Dialogue, which fosters dialogue among monastics of the world's religions. In addition to the volumes of the Matters Series, she is the author of Islam Is�: An Experience of Dialogue and Devotion and Into the Depths: A Journey of Loss and Vocation.

Product number: 3572
ISBN: 978-0-8146-3572-8
Publication Date: 02/01/2013

Thoughts Matter

Discovering the Spiritual Journey

Mary Margaret Funk, OSB

Cassian taught that real intimacy with God in prayer demands renouncing one's former way of life, the thoughts belonging to that former way of life, and one's very idea of God. In Thoughts Matter, Mary Margaret Funk focuses on the second of these: re...

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Discovering the Spiritual Journey

Mary Margaret Funk, OSB

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Tools Matter

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, anger, dejection, and pride, among other preoccupat...

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Humility Matters

Toward Purity of Heart

Mary Margaret Funk, OSB

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 is the unmistakable character of one who has acce...

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Beginning the Spiritual Journey

Mary Margaret Funk, OSB

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Lectio Matters

Before the Burning Bush

Mary Margaret Funk, 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 nature. In Lectio Matters, respected spiritual guide ...

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Discernment Matters

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 has learned. This book is a resource for those who...

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Lectio Matters

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 nature. In Lectio Matters, respected spiritual guide ...

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Discernment Matters

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 has learned. This book is a resource for those who...

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Humility Matters

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 is the unmistakable character of one who has acce...

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