Wisdom from the Monastery (paperback)

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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.