How to Live

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 ...

Author: Judith Valente

Publisher: Hampton Roads Publishing

ISBN: 9781612834108

Category: Religion

Page: 224

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“How to Live helps us see what we are losing; to make us taste what we’re in danger of dismissing as unimportant. It reminds us of what we’ve missed but is still at hand, waiting to enliven the age in which we live as well as to be remembered for its contributions to the past.”—Joan Chittister 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.

St Benedict s Rule

And through the commentary and prayerful questions that apply Benedict's wisdom to daily life, all of us together will ... author of How to Live: What The Rule of St. Benedict Teaches Us About Happiness, Meaning and Community “Judith ...

Author: Judith Sutera, OSB

Publisher: Liturgical Press

ISBN: 9780814688182

Category: Religion

Page: 312

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The Rule of St. Benedict forms the foundation for one of the oldest ongoing institutions in all of Western civilization. The Rule not only defines life for men and women in monasteries but has also become central to the spirituality of lay Christians across the globe. This gender-neutral translation is true to the original text but provides an alternative for individuals and groups who prefer such a version over the masculine language of the original as it was written for St. Benedict’s monks. It also offers some background into the context in which it was written, as well as reflections on its meaning for contemporary life, making it a resource for those encountering the Rule for the first time or those who have cherished it for years.

The Rule of St Benedict

Saint Benedict: A Rule for Beginners, Hyde Park, New York: New City Press, 2012. Swan, Laura. Engaging Benedict: What the Rule Can Teach ... How to Live: What the Rule of St. Benedict Teaches Us About Happiness, Meaning, and Community.

Author: St. Benedict

Publisher: St. Martin's Essentials

ISBN: 9781250246509

Category: Religion

Page: 208

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A timeless source of wisdom for people looking to lead a life of simplicity, purpose, and serenity The Rule of St. Benedict has governed monastic communities for centuries, but it is far more than a standard religious text. The Rule is, above all, a handbook for living a deliberate life—no matter your religious background or beliefs. It teaches the importance of contemplation and silence, of solitude, and the power of community and unity. With lessons focusing on the simple acts of everyday life, like eating and daily work, along with wisdom for the deeply personal and internal facets of living, such as cultivating humility and practicing forgiveness, The Rule of St. Benedict is a profound guide to living a good and meaningful life. An award-winning translator, Philip Freeman’s version of The Rule is beautifully accessible in its language. With a simple and direct style, the book lays out a way of living that is transformative in its simplicity and striking in its power.

Struggle and Ascent

—Judith Valente, OblSB, author of How To Live: What The Rule of St. Benedict Teaches Us About Happiness, Meaning and Community; Atchison Blue: A Search for Silence, A Spiritual Home and A Living Faith; and The Art of Pausing “Fr. Joel ...

Author: Joel Rippinger

Publisher: Liturgical Press

ISBN: 9780814665275

Category: Religion

Page: 224

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The history of religious institutions is too often stereotyped as devoutly formulaic, excising or overlooking the inherent drama in most community histories. This is especially the case with Mount Angel Abbey. In its almost 140 years of existence, it has known triumph and tragedy. The sacrifices of a founding generation were joined to the devastation of two fires. An initially insular community of Swiss monks became Americanized and expanded to Canada and Mexico. Despite periods of financial crisis and the occasional scandal, the momentum of a unique monastic culture left its mark. In many ways, Mount Angel’s history is the history of a pilgrim Church, a steady and transformative sign of God’s kingdom on earth. Includes black-and-white photos.

Journey Girl

Like Judith Valente writes in How To Live, What the Rule of St. Benedict Teaches Us About Happiness, Meaning, and Community, “Silence sets down a place for wisdom to find a home.” I believe that experiences of trauma did not ...

Author: Susan Heffron Hajec

Publisher: Balboa Press

ISBN: 9781982252939

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 252

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Journey Girl is a story about motherhood and a memoir about secrets-- more specifically, it is about breaking them. First-time author Hajec unfolds her journey of becoming a courageous family secret breaker and defeats her fears that she will pay a price to do so. Her quest is to disintegrate the generational silences that surround the death of her mother shortly after her own birth and explore the mysterious childhood memories that still linger as she reaches adulthood. As the author unwinds a tightly-held but harmful family silence, she also introduces to the reader simple, ordinary, and helpful types of silences they can use in their everyday life to bring them peace and balance, not harm and mystery.These are the Islands of Silence that begin each chapter before continuing her own story.

The Monkhood of All Believers

—Judith Valente, author of How to Live: What the Rule of St. Benedict Teaches Us about Happiness, Meaning, and Community and The Art of Pausing: Meditations for the Overworked and Overwhelmed “This reader-friendly book is an exploration ...

Author: Greg Peters

Publisher: Baker Academic

ISBN: 9781493415564

Category: Religion

Page: 224

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Although the institution of monasticism has existed in the Christian church since the first century, it is often misunderstood. Greg Peters, an expert in monastic studies, reintroduces historic monasticism to the Protestant church, articulating a monastic spirituality for all believers. As Peters explains, what we have known as monasticism for the past 1,500 years is actually a modified version of the earliest monastic life, which was not necessarily characterized by poverty, chastity, and obedience but rather by one's single-minded focus on God--a single-mindedness rooted in one's baptismal vows and the priesthood of all believers. Peters argues that all monks are Christians, but all Christians are also monks. To be a monk, one must first and foremost be singled-minded toward God. This book presents a theology of monasticism for the whole church, offering a vision of Christian spirituality that brings together important elements of history and practice. The author connects monasticism to movements in contemporary spiritual formation, helping readers understand how monastic practices can be a resource for exploring a robust spiritual life.

Journey into Love

Judith Valente, author of—How To Live: What The Rule of St. Benedict Teaches Us About Happiness, Meaning and Community; Atchison Blue: A Search for Silence, A Spiritual Home and A Living Faith; and The Art of Pausing: Meditations for ...

Author: Martin Rymarz

Publisher: Covenant Books, Inc.

ISBN: 9781646706945

Category: Self-Help

Page: 234

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Born and raised in the Midwest to a low-income family, Martin was raised in a racially diverse culture in the unforgiving and yet unbreakable town of Flint, Michigan. Having never met his biological father and having been adopted at a young age, Martin grew up in a religious family that often failed to practice what they heard preached on Sunday. Journey into Love chronicles Martin's journey through adolescence, marrying, having children at a young age, and the lessons learned throughout his life. Along the way, Martin experienced many teaching moments that, while not evident to him at the time, formed him and fermented in his subconscious as he continued to make choices, some wise and some poor, based upon his need for immediate gratification. Though unique in his specific experiences and the depth to which he took his studies to learn and grow, many of the challenges that Martin struggled with and describes in this book are common to many individuals, men and women, in today's society. As a Benedictine oblate, Martin developed close relationships with many priests, monks, nuns, and spiritual directors of different faiths. These relationships and the wisdom gained from these mentors and spiritual guides are woven into both sobering and humorous anecdotes throughout this book. In addition, Martin shares his experiences leaving the corporate world to pursue a path of service to others and personal exploration. The steps he took to divest himself of the material possessions he had acquired and begin this monumental shift in lifestyle is chronicled in detail for those also considering this path.

Faithful Careers

Integrating the Catholic Faith and Work Peter M. Smudde. Overwhelmed and How to Live: What The Rule of St. Benedict Teaches Us About Happiness, Meaning and Community Faithful Careers In Faithful Careers Peter M. Smudde contends that.

Author: Peter M. Smudde

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000399714

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 132

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In Faithful Careers Peter M. Smudde contends that God calls us to live an "integrated life" that unifies both the spiritual and the secular aspects of life. As an introduction to integrating the Catholic faith with one’s work, this book answers, in the Catholic context, basic questions of what work is, why work is important, who we are as workers, how may we have fruitful careers, where may we find help about faith-work integration, and when we should take next steps toward better integrating our work and the Catholic faith. Smudde demonstrates how the Catholic faith truly does apply to our labor, and that our lives depend on that labor, by putting forth particular matters of the faith that pertain to faithful careers. He then puts into real-world context, pertinent teachings, concepts, principles, practices, and other means the Catholic Church provides for us, so that those lessons can be practically applied on a daily basis. Sources such as the Bible and writings of the saints, popes, contemporary Catholic spiritual writers, apologists, and scholars are applied to strengthen the support made about the book’s content. Catholic professionals at all stages of their careers will welcome this insightful book, which explores the call to put spirituality in the foreground—to obtain ever-deeper faith and, thereby, greater integration of faith in everyday life and career.

Eternal Heart

—Paul Quenon, OCSO, poet, Cistercian monk, and author of Unquiet Vigil and In Praise of the Useless Life “A ... —Judith Valente, author of How to Be: What the Rule of St. Benedict Teaches Us about Happiness, Meaning, and Community and ...

Author: Carl McColman

Publisher: Broadleaf Books

ISBN: 9781506464626

Category: Religion

Page: 208

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The heart is where the human soul and God meet. This is what teachings from Scripture and the mystics reveal: the heart is the temple of God within us and within the heart we hold the key to live a truly divine life. But how do we embody the tremendous love available to us, deep in our hearts? In Eternal Heart, Carl McColman, author of The Big Book of Christian Mysticism, invites us to create an optimistic, visionary, and imaginative path to personal happiness and fulfillment. Weaving together teachings from the biblical tradition, literature of the mystics, and wisdom of the world's contemplative traditions, McColman engages us in profound, practical exercises for cultivating fuller, more abundant, and more satisfying lives. The path of Christian Mysticism is a path of both contemplation and action. By unlocking the mysteries in our hearts, we discover a source of divine love deep within us: a power for spiritual growth, and for creating meaningful relationships and working together to change the world for the better.

How to Get Therefrom Here

Most of Jesus' thinking regarding this kind of community is found in his Sermon on the Mount.4 These “sermons” found in ... Benedictines live by the Rule of St. Benedict, which orders, that is puts in order, the way community members go ...

Author: Candace Benyei

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781456888718

Category: Philosophy


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