Essential Monastic Wisdom

Essential Monastic Wisdom

Writings on the Contemplative Life

Book - 1999
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For everyone seeking to experience some of the deep tranquility of contemplative life, this artfully crafted guide brings together concise selections from the great writings of the tradition, from Saint Benedict to Thomas Merton. It explores all the essential ingredients of monastic life in brief chapters on such themes as speech, humility, discernment, patience, longing, and love. By providing a brief account of how monastic life evolved and the best examples of monastic writing through the centuries, from the desert fathers to the medieval nuns Julian and Hildegard to John Chittister today, Father Hugh Feiss offers a rich treasury of monastic wisdom on living a full life.
Publisher: [San Francisco, Calif.] : HarperSanFrancisco, [1999], ©1999
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780060624828
Branch Call Number: 255.01 Es
Description: xx, 218 pages ; 23 cm
Additional Contributors: Feiss, Hugh


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