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Overview

The Benedictine Handbook is a lifelong companion for oblates, associates, and friends of the Benedictine communities. Many people who visit communities for retreats and quiet days look for help in integrating into their daily lives some of the things they see and experience. This handbook will help people follow the Rule of Benedict as it explains the essential elements of Benedictine spirituality. It provides information on the spread of the Benedictine movement, its outstanding figures, and the main branches of the Benedictine family today. It also includes a simple version of the Daily Office and a collection of Benedictine devotions. It is a member's handbook" that deepens the sense of belonging among those who seek regular contact with a Benedictine community.

The Benedictine Handbook will appeal to a broad range of readers who may or may not be familiar with Benedictine literature. The contributors to The Benedictine Handbook come from Benedictine backgrounds in the United States and Europe.

Chapters and contributors include in Part One: Tools of Benedictine Spirituality *The Work of God, - by Demetrius Dumm; *Lectio Divina, - by Michal Casey; *Prayer, - by Mary Forman; *Work, - by Lauren McTaggart; *Perseverance, - by Kym Harris; *The Vows, - by Richard Yeo; and *Hospitality, - by Kathleen Norris. Part Two: The Benedictine Experience of God includes *A Simple Daily Office, - by Fr. Oswald; *Benedictine Prayers, - by Fr. Anthony; *A Benedictine Who's Who, - by Robert Atwell; and *Benedictine Holy Places, - by ColmanO'Clabaigh. Part Three: Living the Rule includes *In Community, - by Columba Stewart; *In Solitude, - by Maria Boulding; *As Oblates, - by Patrick Phelan; and *In the World, - by Esther de Wall. Part Four: The Benedictine Family includes *A Short History, - by Joe Rippinger; *Benedictine Orders, - by Dominic Milroy; and *The Cistercian Tradition, - by Nivard Kinsella. The contributors to Part Five: A Glossary of Benedictine Terms are Terrence Kardong and Jill Maria Murdy. A Benedictine Handbook also includes *Preface to the Rule, - by Patrick Barry; and *The Rule (Patrick Barry's Version). -

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This is a wonderful resource for Benedictine Oblates and those interested in Benedictine life or spirituality.
Br. Benet S. Exton, OSB, St. Gregory’s University, Shawnee, Oklahoma

This handbook is a convenient collection of . . . Benedictine material. . . . Attractively produced it would make a welcome aid to those who wish to live by the Benedictine vision.
Quarterly Review of the Community of the Resurrection

Exceptional.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780814627907
  • Publisher: Liturgical Press, The
  • Publication date: 3/1/2003
  • Series: Sacra Pagina Ser.
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 320
  • Sales rank: 597,484
  • Product dimensions: 5.30 (w) x 8.98 (h) x 0.93 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction
About the Contributors
A Short Introduction 3
A New Translation for Today 7
The Work of God 103
The Art of Lectio Divina 106
Prayer 110
Work 114
Perseverance 119
The Vows 122
Hospitality 125
A Simple Daily Office - Morning and Evening Prayer 131
Little Hours 209
Benedictine Prayers 213
A Benedictine Who's Who 226
Benedictine Holy Places 269
In Community 279
In Solitude 287
As an Oblate 294
In the World 300
A Short History 311
Benedictines Worldwide 321
The Cistercian Tradition 329
A Glossary of Benedictine Terms 339
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