Monastic Heart : 50 Simple Practices For A Contemplative And Fulfilling Lif
The activist, nun, and esteemed spiritual voice who has twice appeared on Oprah Winfrey’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 I feel I 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 all of us to cultivate the spiritual seeker within, however that may look across our diverse journeys: “We can depend only on the depth of the spiritual well in us. The well is the only thing 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, who, as a young man in the sixth century, sought moral integrity in the face of an empire 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, so “that in all things God may be glorified.”
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SKU (ISBN): 9780593239421
Binding: Trade Paper
Published: December 2022
Publisher: Convergent Books
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INSPIRATIONAL HARDCOVER JOURNAL: High quality paper and twin-wire spiral binding
130 GRID DOT PAGES: Measures 5.75 x 8.5-inches
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Promises From Gods Word DayBrightener$11.99Add to cart
This ‘Promises from God’s Word’ Christian perpetual calendar gives a glimpse of the promises God has poured from His heart into our world-promises of love, grace, and eternity. Promises that are as fresh today as they were thousands of years ago. Promises perfect for sharing with friends and family.
Promises from God’s Word
By Your words I can see where I’m going; they throw a beam of light on my dark path. I’ve committed myself and I’ll never turn back from living by Your righteous order. Psalm 119:105-106 The Message
Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty.
I will say of the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.” Psalm 91:1-2 NIV
Size: 5 1/4″ x 4 3/4″ x 1 1/4″
366 inspirational messages
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