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The Cloister Walk
The Cloister Walk
by Kathleen Norris
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A New York Times bestseller for 23 weeks A New York Times Notable Book of the Year "A strange and beautiful book...Part memoir, part meditation, it is a remarkable piece of writing." -The Boston Globe "The Cloister Walk is a new opportunity to discover a... (read more)

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Seeking God: The Way of St. Benedict
Seeking God: The Way of St. Benedict
by Esther De Waal
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Bestseller! For over fifteen hundred years St. Benedict's Rule has been a source of guidance, support, inspiration, challenge, comfort and discomfort for men and women. It has helped both those living under monastic vows and those living outside the... (read more)

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Jesuits
Jesuits
by Malachi Martin
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Chapter 1 PAPAL OBJECTIONS Every Pope worth his salt sets a dominant strategy for his papacy. He formulates many policies, pursues various particular aims: but all policies and each single aim are framed within the scope of that strategy. The Society of... (read more)

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Rule of Benedict (2ND 10 Edition)
Rule of Benedict (2ND 10 Edition)
by Joan Chittister
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This new edition of a classic religious text combines the timeless wisdom of Benedict of Nursia's Rule with the perceptive commentary of a renowned Benedictine mystic and scholar. In her new introduction to the Rule, ... (read more)

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The First Jesuits
The First Jesuits
by John W Omalley
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John O'Malley gives us the most comprehensive account ever written of the Society of Jesus in its founding years, one that heightens and transforms our understanding of the Jesuits in history and today.... (read more)

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A Time to Keep Silence
A Time to Keep Silence
by Patrick Leig Fermor
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Patrick Leigh Fermor (1915-2011) was an intrepid traveler, a heroic soldier, and a writer with a unique prose style. After his stormy schooldays, followed by the walk across Europe to Constantinople that begins in A Time of Gifts (1977) and continues... (read more)

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The World Is My Cloister: Living from the Hermit Within
The World Is My Cloister: Living from the Hermit Within
by John Michael Talbot
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Whether you live in a crowded city or in a rural area, work in an office or at home, you can know the peace of God and be a blessing to the world. John Michael Talbot shows that you need not live in a monastery to express profound spiritual qualities... (read more)

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Nuns: A History of Convent Life
Nuns: A History of Convent Life
by Silvia Evangelisti
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Wisdom from the Monastery: A Program of Spiritual Healing
Wisdom from the Monastery: A Program of Spiritual Healing
by Peter Seewald
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Beyond the Walls: Monastic Wisdom for Everyday Life
Beyond the Walls: Monastic Wisdom for Everyday Life
by Paul Wilkes
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With earnest resolve and the vague hope of a deeper spiritual life, Paul Wilkes began his monthly visits to a Trappist monastery. His plan was to spend time each month with the monks and take back into his hectic world of family and profession what he... (read more)

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The Rule of Saint Benedict (Image Book Original)
The Rule of Saint Benedict (Image Book Original)
by Benedict
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From the time it was first promulgated in the sixth century, The Rule of St. Benedict has been one of the most influential, enduring documents of Western civilization. Composed for the guidance of his own monks at Monte Cassino, St. Benedict's Rule has... (read more)

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Monastic Wisdom #8: A Monastic Vision for the Twenty-First Century: Where Do We Go from Here?
Monastic Wisdom #8: A Monastic Vision for the Twenty-First Century: Where Do We Go from Here?
by Patrick Hart
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An ancient lifestyle which has been adapted, renewed, and is still being followed today, monasticism appears to some outside it as a quaint anachronism and to others as the sanest of al ways of living. Can it survive in the post post-modern world? A... (read more)

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Cistercian Studies Series #106: Harlots of the Desert: A Study of Repentance in Early Monastic Sources
Cistercian Studies Series #106: Harlots of the Desert: A Study of Repentance in Early Monastic Sources
by Benedicta Ward
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Beauty consuming itself like incense burnt before God in solitude: these stories of penitent women from the fourth- century egyptian desert fascinated Christians in antiquity and throughout the Middle Ages.... (read more)

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An Infinity of Little Hours: Five Young Men and Their Trial of Faith in the Western World's Most Austere Monastic Order
An Infinity of Little Hours: Five Young Men and Their Trial of Faith in the Western World's Most Austere Monastic Order
by Nancy Klein Maguire
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This riveting chronicle of an unimaginably difficult spiritual journey offers an unprecedented look inside a secretive world unchanged since medieval... (read more)

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Dedicated to God: An Oral History of Cloistered Nuns (Oxford Oral History)
Dedicated to God: An Oral History of Cloistered Nuns (Oxford Oral History)
by Abbie Reese
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As a subculture, cloistered monastic nuns live hidden from public view by choice. Once a woman joins the cloister and makes final vows, she is almost never seen and her voice is not heard; her story is essentially nonexistent in the historical record and... (read more)

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Passionate Uncertainty
Passionate Uncertainty
by Peter Mcdonough
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"What ever happened to the American Jesuits? Though ex-Jesuits now outnumber Jesuits, the order is still around, still a force in American Catholic life. I cannot imagine its corporate identity receiving a more thorough or a more subtle profile than it... (read more)

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Unveiled: the Hidden Lives of Nuns
Unveiled: the Hidden Lives of Nuns
by Cheryl L. Reed
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Surprising. Provocative. Honest. For Unveiled, reporter Cheryl Reed interviewed more than 300 nuns of diverse beliefs, lifestyles, and orders. She lived and prayed with them, witnessed their vows, mourned and celebrated with them, and asked questions no... (read more)

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Ignatian Humanism: A Dynamic Spirituality for the 21st Century
Ignatian Humanism: A Dynamic Spirituality for the 21st Century
by Ronald E Modras
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“Ignatian Humanism puts into perspective our contemporary search for a spirituality that responds both to our search for meaning and desire for God.” —John W. Padberg, S.J., director, Institute of Jesuit Sources “Modras... (read more)

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Essential Monastic Wisdom: Writings on the Contemplative Life
Essential Monastic Wisdom: Writings on the Contemplative Life
by Hugh Feiss
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"'Listen!' is the first word in the Rule of St. Benedict. Monastic life is a training in the art of listening, which begins in silence, develops in attentiveness, and is perfected in communication. . . . Silence is a dwindling resource in the... (read more)

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The Oblate Life
The Oblate Life
by Gervase Holdaway
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A great resource for both long-time oblates and novices to oblate life, this book could also be informative to those interested in Benedictine spirituality or monasticism. . . . The Oblate Life is highly recommended to oblates, monks, nuns, and those... (read more)

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