The Monastic Way: Ancient Wisdom for Contemporary Lives Edited by Hannah Ward & Jennifer Wild

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The Monastic Way: Ancient Wisdom for Contemporary Lives Edited by Hannah Ward & Jennifer Wild

A book of daily readings drawn from the writings of those who have lived the monastic life in all the major spiritual traditions of the Eastern and Western Churches: Benedictine, Franciscan, Orthodox, Carmelite, and others.

For each month there is a specific theme: Starting Out, Seeking Guidance, Living With Others, Balancing Life and so on, through the year. Each theme is introduced by quotations from one of the great monastic Rules, and for each day of the year there is an excerpt from the writings of a huge variety of men and women stretching across the centuries, from 5th century Desert Mothers to Basil Hume, Joan Chittister, Thomas Merton and many more familiar and new names.

This is a book for all who are looking to an ancient, rooted wisdom for practical guidance on living in the world today.

    • Edited by
      Hannah Ward & Jennifer Wild
    • ISBN
      9781853117572
    • Binding
      Hardback