Embracing Solitude : Women and New Monasticism
- Paperback | 182 pages
- 152 x 229 x 10mm | 276g
- 12 Nov 2013
- Wipf & Stock Publishers
- Eugene, United States
- black & white illustrations
--Mary Grey, University of Winchester
This speaks to the deepest longings of spiritual seekers today. It answers many of their questions, places them in a historical context, and, most of all, encourages them on their pilgrimage into the heart of God through a mysticism embodied in a shared spiritual solitude, which can be maintained in the midst of the ordinary and the everyday. Just as Christian seekers moved from the city to the desert in the third century, now the move is back to finding contemplative solitude in the midst of the commerce of the city.
--From the Foreword by June Boyce-Tillman, University of Winchester
Bernadette Flanagan opens up rich pathways of exploration and discovery into different practices of solitude, monasticism, and contemplation. Drawing on a wide range of examples, with a special emphasis on women's spirituality, this book is a wise and welcome guide for those seeking solitude within and beyond the clamor of modern life.
--Tina Beattie, Digby Stuart College, University of Roehampton
About Bernadette Flanagan