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A Listening Community: A Commentary on the Prologue and Chapters 1-3 of Benedict's Rule
A Listening Community: A Commentary on the Prologue and Chapters 1-3 of Benedict's Rule
by Aquinata Bockmann
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This new book by Sister Aquinata Böckmann discusses the Prologue and chapters 1, 2, and 3 of the Rule of St. Benedict. In a lectio regulae she plumbs the depths of Benedict’s vision. Listen, the first word of the Prologue, is a keyword that... (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 Nuns of Sant'ambrogio: The True Story of a Convent in Scandal
The Nuns of Sant'ambrogio: The True Story of a Convent in Scandal
by Hubert Wolf
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HUBERT WOLF, born in 1959, is a professor of ecclesiastical history at the University of Muenster, Germany. He was honored with the Leibnizpreis of the German Science Society (DFG), the Communicator Prize, and the Gutenberg Prize, and he was a fellow at... (read more)

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Music of Silence
Music of Silence
by David Steindl-rast
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A sacred journey through the hours of the day.... (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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Cistercian Studies Series #59: The Sayings of the Desert Fathers: The Alphabetical Collection
Cistercian Studies Series #59: The Sayings of the Desert Fathers: The Alphabetical Collection
by Benedicta Ward
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Give me a word, Father', visitors to early desert monks asked. The responses of these pioneer ascetics were remembered and in the fourth century written down in Coptic, Syriac, Greek, and later Latin. TheirSayings were collected, in this case in the... (read more)

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Discernment Matters: Listening with the Ear of the Heart (Matters)
Discernment Matters: Listening with the Ear of the Heart (Matters)
by Mary Margaret Funk
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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. InDiscernment Matters, she shares what she has learned. This book is a resource for those who... (read more)

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Age of the Cloister : the Story of Monastic Life in the Middle Ages (02 Edition)
Age of the Cloister : the Story of Monastic Life in the Middle Ages (02 Edition)
by Christopher Nugent Lawrence Brooke
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A meticulously researched look at the birth and flowering of monastic life and its impact on seekers today.... (read more)

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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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Paul Wilkes believes that monastic spiritual wisdom can and should be accessible to all. Over the course of one year, he made monthly trips to the brothers at Mepkin Abbey, a Trappist Monastery. During each visit he focused on a particular aspect of... (read more)

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Cluny: in Search of God's Lost Empire (08 Edition)
Cluny: in Search of God's Lost Empire (08 Edition)
by Mullins
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A monastery like no other, this is Clunys story from humble beginnings in the early Middle Ages, through centuries of immense wealth and sacred glory, to its decline, destroyed by the French Revolution. Much of Clunys enduring legacy lies in great... (read more)

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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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Anglican Religious Life 2014-15: A Yearbook of Religious Orders and Communities in the Anglican Communion and Tertiaries, Oblates, Associates and Comp
Anglican Religious Life 2014-15: A Yearbook of Religious Orders and Communities in the Anglican Communion and Tertiaries, Oblates, Associates and Comp
by Peta Dunstan
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Now in its 9th edition, this is an international directory of religious communities throughout the Anglican Communion. Now with a widened focus, it includes information on the many groups of companions and associates attached to traditional religious... (read more)

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Cistercian Studies #230: Abbot Vitalis of Savigny, Abbot Godfrey of Savigny, Peter of Avranches, and Blessed Hamo
Cistercian Studies #230: Abbot Vitalis of Savigny, Abbot Godfrey of Savigny, Peter of Avranches, and Blessed Hamo
by Hugh Feiss
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This volume offers translations of the twelfth-century Latin vitae of four monks of the Monastery of Savigny: Abbot Vitalis, Abbot Godfrey, Peter of Avranches, and Blessed Hamo. Founded in 1113 by Vitalis of Mortain, an influential hermit-preacher... (read more)

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Father & the Son
Father & the Son
by Matthew Murray
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In this powerful, moving, and sometimes painful work week -- part memoir, part reportage -- Wall Street Journal reporter Matt Murray explores the reasons his widowed father, a middle-class homeowner and government worker, abandoned his world and moved to... (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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First Initiation Into Carthusian Life
First Initiation Into Carthusian Life
by Carthusian
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Carthusian spirituality and wisdom have a great attraction for our age. The goal of Carthusian life is union with God in Love. A union as profound and continual as is possible in this life. It has its source in God who is the first to call us to intimacy... (read more)

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New Monasticism: What It Has to Say to Today's Church
New Monasticism: What It Has to Say to Today's Church
by Jonathan Wilson-hartgrove
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New Monasticism is a growing movement of committed Christians who are recovering the radical discipleship of monasticism and unearthing a fresh expression of Christianity in America. It's not centered in a traditional monastery--many New Monastics are... (read more)

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Time To Keep Silence
Time To Keep Silence
by Patrick Leig Fermor
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An insight into the calm and contemplative world of the monastery.... (read more)

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Finding Sanctuary: Monastic Steps for Everyday Life
Finding Sanctuary: Monastic Steps for Everyday Life
by Christopher Jamison
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In his classic Second Book of Dialogues, Pope Gregory the Great lionizes Saint Benedict as hero and casts him predominantly in the role of miracle worker. Yet in his Rule, Benedict comes across more as a practical community organizer and premier... (read more)

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At Home with Saint Benedict: Monastery Talks
At Home with Saint Benedict: Monastery Talks
by Mark Alan Scott
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At Home with Saint Benedict is a selection of the author's conferences on Saint Benedict's Rule for Monasteries delivered to the monks of Assumption Abbey of Ava, Missouri, when he was abbot there. The author's intention was simply to share with his... (read more)

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