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Where God Happens by Rowan Williams

The place “where God happens,” according to Rowan Williams’s striking new reading of the Desert Fathers and Mothers, is between each other. It’s a truth that we of the twenty-first century most urgently need to learn in order to heal the experience of alienation that has become endemic to our age, and these odd and…

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Silence and Honey Cakes by Rowan Williams

Rowan Williams goes back to the 4th century desert fathers and mothers for inspiration and insight, discovering that their spirituality resonates strongly with aspects of the modern spiritual search. He uses examination of their stories and sayings as a starting point for his own reflections on topics such as: living in relationship with others; discovering…

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The Jesuit Guide to (Almost) Everything by James Martin, SJ

The Jesuit Guide to (Almost) Everything by the Revered James Martin, SJ (My Life with the Saints) is a practical spiritual guidebook based on the life and teachings of St. Ignatius of Loyola, the founder of the Society of Jesus. Centered around the Ignatian goal of “finding God in all things,” The Jesuit Guide to…

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The Fire in These Ashes by Joan Chittister, OSB

Joan Chittister writes from the perspective of decades of deep involvement in religious life. She writes about religious life in the here and now, not about the value of its past nor about the possible shape of its future, asking a simple question: What, if anything, constitutes the spirituality of contemporary religious life? What is…

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In the Spirit of Happiness by The Monks of New Skete

The book invites the reader to emulate the life of a monk, particularly the uniquely vital and engaged version practiced at New Skete. The reader will come away with fresh insights into improving relationships with other people as well as new ways of connecting to the divine. The monks believe human beings were created to…

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Strangers to the City by Michael Casey, OCSO

Michael Casey, a monk and scholar who has been publishing his wise teachings on the Rule of St. Benedict for decades, turns to the particular Benedictine values that he considers most urgent for Christians to incorporate into their lives today. Eloquent and incisive, Casey invites readers to accept that gospel living – seen in the…

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The Rule of the Society of Saint John the Evangelist

Christians of all denominations are looking today to the ancient discipline of a rule of life to strengthen their sense of living in Christ and participating in a wider community. For the first time the brothers of the Society of Saint John the Evangelist are making their rule―completely rewritten and revised―available to the church at…

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