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Author Chittister, Joan, author.

Title The monastic heart : 50 simple practices for a contemplative and fulfilling life / Joan Chittister.

Publication Info. New York : Convergent, [2021]


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 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    248.8943 CHI    Available
 GDL Chevy Chase Library Non-Fiction    248.8943 CHI    Available
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1 copy being processed for GDL Montrose Library Non-Fiction.
Edition First edition.
Description xviii, 264 pages ; 22 cm
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Summary "The activist, nun, and esteemed spiritual voice who has twice appeared on Oprah's Super Soul Sunday sounds the call to create a monastery within ourselves--to cultivate wisdom and resilience so that we may join God in the work of renewal, restoration, and justice right where we are. "In every beating heart is a silent undercurrent that calls each of us to a place unknown, to the vision of a wiser life, to become what we feel we must be--but cannot name." So begins Sister Joan Chittister's words on monasticism, offering a way of living and seeing life that brings deep human satisfaction. Amid the astounding disruptions of normalcy that have unfolded in our world, Sister Joan calls readers to cultivate the spiritual seeker within all of us, however that may look across our diverse journeys: "It is only the depth of the spiritual well in us that can save us from the fear of our own frailty." This book carries the weight and wisdom of the monastic spiritual tradition into the twenty-first century. Sister Joan leans into Saint Benedict, a young man who sought moral integrity in the face of an empire in the sixth century, not by conquering or overpowering the empire, but by simply living an ordinary life extraordinarily well. This same monastic mindset can help us grow in wisdom, equanimity, and strength of soul as we seek restoration and renewal both at home and in the world. At a time when people around the world are bearing witness to human frailty--and, simultaneously, the endurance of the human spirit--The Monastic Heart invites readers of all walks to welcome this end of certainty and embrace a new beginning of our faith. Without stepping foot in a monastery, we can become, like those before us, a deeper, freer self, a richer soul--and, as a result, a true monastic: "that in all things God may be glorified.""-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Benedictines -- Spiritual life.
Benedict, Saint, Abbot of Monte Cassino. Regula.
Monastic and religious life.
Spiritual life -- Catholic Church.
ISBN 9780593239407 (hardcover)

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