The Monastery of the Heart by Joan Chittister
An Invitation to a Meaningful Life

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Every age has answered the questions and challenges of spiritual living in its own particular ways through its languages, arts, and lifestyles, giving seekers various concepts for guidance. In this original manifesto, bestselling author Joan Chittister delivers a roadmap based on the ancient Rule of Benedict that stands as a practical model upon which to build a satisfying life, despite the seemingly limitless (and at times meaningless) supply of options in the modern world. By giving spiritual seekers—individuals, couples, families, and small groups—a new opportunity to live a better life from the very center of their world without ever having to withdraw from it, Chittister’s new approach redefines Benedictine living for modern day seekers while remaining firmly rooted in its monastic values.


About Joan Chittister

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Joan Chittister is an internationally known author and lecturer, and the executive director of Benetvision, a resource and research center for contemporary spirituality. She is former president of the Conference of American Benedictine Prioresses and the Leadership Conference of Women Religious. Her books include The Friendship of Women, The Gift of Years, In the Heart of the Temple, and The Rule of Benedict. She lives in Erie, Pennsylvania.
Published May 1, 2011 by BlueBridge. 241 pages
Genres: Religion & Spirituality, Self Help, Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction

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For Benedict of Nursa, she explains, "the spiritual life lay in simply living this life, our daily life, well.

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