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Author Valente, Judith, author.

Title How to live : what the Rule of St. Benedict teaches us about happiness, meaning, and community / Judith Valente ; foreword by Joan Chittister, OSB ; afterword by Martin E. Marty.

Publication Info. Charlottesville : Hampton Roads Pub., [2018]


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    255.106 VAL    DUE 12-13-21
1 copy being processed for GDL Central Library Non-Fiction.
Description xii, 211 pages ; 23 cm
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Contents Yearning for life: on beginning -- Listen with the ear of the heart: on paying attention -- Run with the light: on waking up -- Is there life before death?: on living fully -- The tools for good works: on peaceful living -- Restraint of speech: on silence -- "Have patience with me": on humility -- The times for saying alleluia: on prayer -- Sleeping with knives: on trust -- Linking arms: on community -- Workaholism and other over-achievements: on finding balance -- To make amends: on forgiving -- The guests at our door: on hospitality -- Do I need this now?: on living simply -- Seeking the true self: on facing our faults -- Summoning the community for counsel: on building consensus -- The care of souls: to be a leader -- Nothing is to be neglected: on caring for what we have -- "Your blessing, please": on living with awe -- A school for the Lord's service: on finding meaning in our work -- "I've never been where I am not": on contemplation -- Always beginning: on conversatio morum.
Summary The Rule of St. Benedict arose from an era when a great civilization was threatened by violence, economic forces that favored the wealthy, political leaders that lacked the trust of the public, and rampant xenophobia. Similar to the anxieties and frustrations of the 6th century, we are living in a time where societies need to stress community over competition, consensus over conflict, simplicity over self gain, and silence over the constant chatter and distractions of our lives. In How to Live, Judith Valente explores the key elements of the rule and clearly demonstrates how incorporating this ancient wisdom can change the quality and texture of our lives offering a way forward from the divisions gripping our country. These fresh and profound explorations are inspiring and thoughtful, and will motivate readers to live a meaningful life.
Subject Benedict, Saint, Abbot of Monte Cassino. Regula.
Christian life.
Conduct of life.
Added Author Chittister, Joan, writer of foreword.
Marty, Martin E., 1928- writer of afterword.
ISBN 9781571747983 (pbk. : alk. paper)

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