Strangers To The City: Reflections On The Beliefs And Values Of The Rule Of St. Benedict - Hardcover (Voices From The Monastery)
One of the world's experts on monastic spirituality, Michael Casey offers his wise teachings on what it means to live today in the distinctive path of St. Benedict. Eloquent and incisive, Michael Casey invites us to accept that gospel living challenges us to be different from the dominant, secular culture around us. He encourages us to be honest about the practical ways in which our priorities may...
Series: Voices from the Monastery
Hardcover: 208 pages
Publisher: Paraclete Press (September 1, 2005)
Product Dimensions: 8.3 x 6.2 x 0.8 inches
Amazon Rank: 8094161
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“Michael Casey's text is a simple, prayerful work which provides an excellent insight into the virtues and trials of the Benedictine, particularly through his experience thereof as a Cistercian monk. In each section, he considers how the virtues incu...”
have to change in order to embrace a life of faith, and presents thoughtful reflections on the values of asceticism, silence, leisure, reading, chastity, and poverty. Each of these ancient beliefs is placed in a vibrant, contemporary context, showing how Benedictine values relate to modern life.Strangers to the City is for all who are interested in deepening their faith through the dynamics of the monastic experience.