Life Lessons from the Monastery: Wisdom on Love, Prayer, Calling, & Commitment

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In thirty short reflections, Abbot Jerome Kodell of Subiaco Abbey Provides a lifetime of wisdom on living the Christian life. His encouragement and reassurance gives us hope that we can pray, experience God's loving presence, and stay faithful to the commitments we've made. Among the many themes he addresses and holiness, freedom, service, money, hospitality, and silence.

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2010 Trade paperback Very good. Trade paperback (US). Glued binding. 128 p. Audience: General/trade. In thirty short reflections, Abbot Jerome Kodell of Subiaco Abbey provides a ... lifetime of wisdom on living the Christian life. Drawing on Scripture, the Rule of St. Benedict, and other spiritual writings, Kodell helps us to realize that our common human desires and struggles make life in the monastery not so very different from life in the world. His encouragement and reassurance gives us hope that we can pray, experience Gods loving presence, and stay faithful to the commitments weve made. Among the many themes he addresses are holiness, freedom, service, money, hospitality, and silence. Appropriate for anyone still searching for God, as well as for those trying to live as Christians in the world today. Insightful and beautifully written. Makes a thoughtful gift. Read more Show Less

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In thirty short reflections, Abbot Jerome Kodell of Subiaco Abbey Provides a lifetime of wisdom on living the Christian life. His encouragement and reassurance gives us hope that we can pray, experience God's loving presence, and stay faithful to the commitments we've made. Among the many themes he addresses and holiness, freedom, service, money, hospitality, and silence.

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  • ISBN-13: 9781593251666
  • Publisher: Word Among Us Press, The
  • Publication date: 4/28/2010
  • Pages: 120
  • Product dimensions: 5.20 (w) x 7.90 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Table of Contents

I Divine Love and Presence 7

1 "In Spite of" Love 9

2 Here I Am! 13

3 Quick-ey'd Love 17

4 Presence of God 21

II Prayer 23

5 We Don't Know How to Pray 25

6 Two Minutes a Day 29

7 Vacare Deo 133

8 Praying the Psalms 37

9 Pray and Work 41

10 Lectio Divina: What Is It? 45

11 Lectio Divina: What Is It For? 49

12 Overshadowed by a Cloud 53

III Calling and Commitment 57

13 The Default Setting 59

14 Living from Decision 63

15 Seeking God 67

16 Mutual Obedience 71

17 The Noonday Devil 75

IV The Christian Life 79

18 Baptized into His Death 81

19 Yield 85

20 Freedom 89

21 Always a Life for Others 93

22 God and Square Pegs 97

23 The Rich Man 101

24 Hospitality 105

25 The Gift of Silence 109

26 Fear of the Lord (and Nobody Else) 111

27 Hoping for a Better Past 113

V The End and Beyond 117

28 The Work Goes On 119

29 A Joy to Be Around 121

30 A Cloud of Witnesses 125

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