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The Monastery of the Heart : An Invitation to a Meaningful Life

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In this original manifesto, bestselling author Joan Chittister delivers a roadmap based on the ancient Rule of Benedict that stands as a practical model upon which to build a satisfying life, despite the seemingly limitless--and at times meaningless--supply of options in the modern world. By giving spiritual seekers--individuals, couples, families, and small groups--a new opportunity to live a better life from the very center of their world without ever having to withdraw from it, Chittister's new approach redefines Benedictine living for modern-day seekers while remaining firmly rooted in its values.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 240 pages
  • 137.16 x 210.82 x 17.78mm | 317.51g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 1933346574
  • 9781933346571
  • 32,579

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""The monastic archetype is embedded in every soul . . . Joan Chittister understands and communicates this to her contemporaries with rare insight and power. Her book will help more people discover this personally." --Laurence Freeman, author", The Selfless Self ""Lyrical in its prose, "The Monastery of the Heart" reads like a holy distillation of all that Joan Chittister has written to date." --Ephrem Hollermann, author, " The Reshaping of a Tradition ""Joan Chittister has emerged as a wisdom figure for our time. Here she takes her wise monastic tradition and takes it on the road for all to love and enjoy." --Richard Rohr, author, " The Naked Now ""This marvel of a book sings in the heart and makes the mind quiet with reverence, even as it instructs both of them with a holy gladness. "The Monastery of the Heart" is a gift to all seekers everywhere." --Phyllis Tickle, compiler, " The Divine Hours "Joan Chittister has emerged as a wisdom figure for our time. Here she takes her wise monastic tradition and takes it on the road for all to love and enjoy." --Richard Rohr, author, "The Naked Now" "Lyrical in its prose, " The Monastery of the Heart" reads like a holy distillation of all that Joan Chittister has written to date." --Ephrem Hollermann, author, "The Reshaping of a Tradition" "Chittister's new work reflects the creation of a new kind of quasi-monastic spirituality suited for the age of liberalization--and technology." --"Library Journal" "The monastic archetype is embedded in every soul . . . Joan Chittister understands and communicates this to her contemporaries with rare insight and power. Her book will help more people discover this personally." --Laurence Freeman, author, "The Selfless Self" "This marvel of a book sings in the heart and makes the mind quiet with reverence, even as it instructs both of them with a holy gladness. "The Monastery of the Heart" is a gift to all seekers everywhere." --Phyllis Tickle, compiler, "The Divine Hours"
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About Joan Chittister

Joan Chittister is an internationally known author and lecturer, and the executive director of Benetvision, a resource and research center for contemporary spirituality. She is former president of the Conference of American Benedictine Prioresses and the Leadership Conference of Women Religious. Her books include "The Friendship of Women," "The Gift of Years," "In the Heart of the Temple," and "The Rule of Benedict." She lives in Erie, Pennsylvania.
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