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Monastic practices (original 1986; edition 1986)

by Charles Cummings

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Title:Monastic practices
Authors:Charles Cummings
Info:Kalamazoo, Mich.: Cistercian Publications, 1986. 217 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
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Tags:monasticism, monks, trappists

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A must have for anyone thinking about living the contemplative community life.
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For three decades, Monastic Practices has been a valued resource for English-speaking aspirants to monastic life. In this second edition, updated and expanded, Charles Cummings, OCSO, explores the common practices of the monastic life in order to rediscover them as viable means of leading persons to a deeper encounter with God. How do monks and nuns occupy themselves throughout the day? Have they modernized their lifestyle or is it still cluttered with medieval customs? Could any of the monastic practices be of use to those outside the monastery? A certain wisdom is necessary to know how to use such practices and how to give oneself to them until they lead one to God. After long monastic experience, Cummings shows us how the ordinary things people do constitute their paths to God. In the art of living life, he argues, we are always beginners, searching for God through our concrete circumstances and actions.… (more)

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