The Song of the Seed: The Monastic Way of Tending the Soul [NOOK Book]

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From the bestselling author of Seasons of Your Heart and A Tree Full of Angels, a lyric, loving, and inspiring approach to communion with God based on Benetictine spirituality.

With gentle nudges to enthusiastically embrace and nurture the sacred and simple in life, the bestselling author of Seasons in Your Heart and A Tree Full of Angels guides readers through three phases of spiritual reflection: bending, mending, and lending.

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The Song of the Seed: The Monastic Way of Tending the Soul

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Overview

From the bestselling author of Seasons of Your Heart and A Tree Full of Angels, a lyric, loving, and inspiring approach to communion with God based on Benetictine spirituality.

With gentle nudges to enthusiastically embrace and nurture the sacred and simple in life, the bestselling author of Seasons in Your Heart and A Tree Full of Angels guides readers through three phases of spiritual reflection: bending, mending, and lending.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780062036322
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 11/22/2011
  • Sold by: HARPERCOLLINS
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 192
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Macrina Wiederkehr, O.S.B., is a member of St. Scholastica Monastery in Fort Smith, AR. She directs retreats and workshops throughout the United States and is the author of A Tree Full of Angels and Seasons of Your Heart.
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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction
The Groundwork
1 The Song of the Seed 3
2 Romancing the Word 10
Pt. I Bending: The Dance
Day 1. The Dance of Trust 25
Day 2. The Dance of the Good Shepherd 28
Day 3. The Dance of the Spirit 31
Day 4. The Dance of the Child 34
Day 5. The Dance of the Dry Bones 37
Day 6. The Dance of Conversion 41
Day 7. The Dance of Sorrow 45
Day 8. The Dance of Joy 49
Day 9. The Dance of Love 52
Day 10. The Dance of Simplicity 56
Group Service. Bending to the Mystery Within: The Dance of the Indwelling Presence 60
Pt. II Mending: The Feast
Day 1. The Feast of Homecoming 72
Day 2. The Feast of Healing 76
Day 3. The Feast of Faith 79
Day 4. The Feast of Leisure 82
Day 5. The Feast of the Awakened Child 85
Day 6. The Feast of Freedom 89
Day 7. The Feast of Seeing Clearly 92
Day 8. The Feast of Encouragement 95
Day 9. The Feast of God as a Refuge 98
Day 10. The Feast of Your Identity 102
Group Service. Mending Your Reluctance to Own the Mystery Within: The Feast of the Indwelling Presence 105
Pt. III Tending: The Gift
Day 1. The Gift of Discipleship 118
Day 2. The Gift of the Bread of Your Life 123
Day 3. The Gift of Listening 126
Day 4. The Gift of Hope at the Tomb 129
Day 5. The Gift of Commitment 133
Day 6. The Gift of the Light of Life 137
Day 7. The Gift of Your Potential 140
Day 8. The Gift of Unconditional Love 143
Day 9. The Gift of the Buried Treasure 147
Day 10. The Gift of Communion with God 150
Group Service. Tending the Mystery Within: The Gift of the Indwelling Presence 153
Resources 159
Notes 163
Macrina's Choice: A Bibliography 167
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