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Wisdom from the Monastery (paperback)

A Program of Spiritual Healing

For almost two millennia, Christian men and women have banded together to live in devotion to God and humanity.

Wisdom from the Monastery, written by three very modern seekers who visited Benedictine, Franciscan and Cistercian monastic communities in Germany to explore facets of the contemplative life, reveals what these lay practitioners found so rewarding and deeply relevant to their lives today. The book's warm, engaging tone presents millennia-tested practices of contemplative Christianity: fasting, healing and meditation. One need not be Catholic, nor even Christian, to benefit from fasting, herbal and other natural remedies, and profound approaches to prayer, meditation, and silence.

Featuring over 100 photographs, daily exercises, personal anecdotes, and fascinating snippets on monastic experience through the ages, Wisdom from the Monastery introduces readers to a cast of remarkable monks and nuns who have chosen lives of renunciation and simplicity. Within these pages, monastic wisdom demonstrates its relevance across millennia and beyond monastery walls. Paperback, 381 pages.
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Tautra Mariakloster (booklet)

Imported from Norway

You will rebuild ancient ruins and raise up the foundations of the past. -- Isaiah 58:12

This booklet, lavishly illustrated throughout with full-color photographs, tells the story of Tautra Mariakloster -- in Norwegian and English! Full of details about the rebuilding of the monastery, its daily life, the Cistercian order, and their soap and body care production.
Paperback, 48 pages.

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Monks of Tibhirine (hardcover) BARGAIN PRICE!

Faith, Love & Terror in Algeria

In 1996, seven Trappist monks were taken hostage in an attempt to free imprisoned terrorists in Algeria. Their bodies were never recovered. In the aftermath, writer John Kiser analyzes the complex relationships between not only Christians and Muslims, but between various Muslim factions. With a firm background in history, this book evokes hope based on commonalities of devotion. Hardcover, 335 pages.

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St. Benedict's Monastery (hardcover)

Snowmass, Colorado
by Fr. William Meninger, O.C.S.O.

In 2006, St. Benedict's Monastery celebrated its 50th anniversary in living and passing on the ancient Benedictine tradition as interpreted by the 11th-century Cistercian Order. In 1956, a small group of monks left St. Joseph's Abbey in Spencer, Massachusetts, to become the founding fathers of St. Benedict's. While living in a 100-year-old farmhouse and its adjacent barns, they began construction of the present monastery. Since that time, the monks of St. Benedict's have striven to follow the Rule of St. Benedict by becoming a "school of charity." This book is an attempt to share the present life of the community with its visitors and friends. With photography by Brother John Ruzicka, O.C.S.O. Hardcover, 112 pages.
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The Monks of Spencer

Tells of the founding and growth of St. Joseph's Abbey in Spencer, Massachusetts -- home of Trappist Preserves. This remarkable story spans centuries and crosses continents, from years of persecution in Napoleon's Europe to decades of adventure in the new lands of America. A vivid recounting by Gabriel Bertoniere (himself a monk of Spencer) that brings this compelling history and its cast of characters to life with an honest and loving voice. Woven into the story are his intriguing insights into monastic life. Includes maps, paintings and historical photos. Hardcover, 624 pages.

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Living in the Land of Desire

A beautifully illustrated introduction to Mepkin Abbey in Moncks Corner, South Carolina. Breathtaking photos and poetic prose will draw you into the prayerful rhythms of monasticism. Explore the history of the Order as well as essential elements which shape Trappist life. Topics include solitude, anticipation, hospitality, patience, commitment, work and love of scripture. A unique look into the life of individuals who have chosen this quiet life with God. Color and B&W photos. Large hardcover, 11.3 x 8.8 inches, 176 pages.

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