This at once traditional and contemporary approach to asceticism, not as self-abnegation but as a system of training basic to monastic experience, helps us to comprehend the fundamental continuity of prayer and work
The British Columbia Catholic
A sketch of the unique tradition of the 'white monks' as they have sought 'men and women alike 'to leave al things to follow the Gospel.
André Louf, OCSO, served as abbot of the Cistercian Abbey of Mont-des-Cats for thirty-five years until his retirement in 1997. His previous books in English include The Cistercian Way, Tuning in to Grace, Mercy in Weakness, Grace Can Do More, and The Way of Humility, all published by Cistercian Publications.
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