The Monastic Heart: 50 Simple Practices for a Contemplative and Fulfilling Life
ISBN: 0593239407
EAN13: 9780593239407
Language: English
Publication Date: Sep 21, 2021
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover

The Monastic Heart: 50 Simple Practices for a Contemplative and Fulfilling Life

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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 Read More chevron_right

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