Writings on the Contemplative Life
Benedictine monk Hugh Feiss, OSB, extends the rich history and tradition of monasticism to those seeking its spiritual rewards today. Brief, accessible chapters addressing the timeless themes - such as silence, community, humility, and simplicity - so closely connected to life in the monastery will satisfy anyone intrigued by the diversity and continuity of the cloister through the ages. Selections include writings from St Benedict and Hildegard of Bingen, to 20th-century spiritual writers like Thomas Merton and Esther de Waal. By offering suggestions as to how we can integrate monastic lessons, values, and principles into our own lives, Father Feiss offers a vital key to the search for a rewarding, authentic spirituality.