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St. Benedict's Toolbox
     

St. Benedict's Toolbox

by Jane Tomaine
 

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When St. Benedict formed his first small community of monks at Monte Cassino on the hilltop, Italy--and much of Europe--was ravaged by war. The Roman Empire was breaking apart, and politics, cultural life, and even the Church, were all in disarray. In the midst of these tumultuous times, Benedict offered his followers a "little rule," a guide about the size of a

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When St. Benedict formed his first small community of monks at Monte Cassino on the hilltop, Italy--and much of Europe--was ravaged by war. The Roman Empire was breaking apart, and politics, cultural life, and even the Church, were all in disarray. In the midst of these tumultuous times, Benedict offered his followers a "little rule," a guide about the size of a checkbook, that showed his monks the way to peace as they learned to prefer Christ above all things.

Though it was written nearly 1500 years ago, the Rule of Benedict still offers the practical tools for living a Christ-centered today. Here in St. Benedict's Toolbox, readers will find a primer on how to use these tools in their own tumultuous lives. Each chapter examines one aspect of the Rule, from ways of praying to ways of embracing humility, and offers suggestions for prayer, reflection, journaling, and action. As they learn to use Benedict's tools, readers will discover the power--and the timeliness--of this ancient way of life.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780819221520
Publisher:
CHURCH PUBLISHING INC
Publication date:
05/01/2005
Edition description:
Large Print
Pages:
176
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.52(d)

Meet the Author

JANE TOMAINE, D.Min., developed St. Benedict’s Toolbox as part of a parish-wide, liturgical, and renewal program at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in Livingston, New Jersey, where she is rector. She presents workshops, seminars, and retreats in parishes and retreat centers, and teaches courses on Benedict’s Rule at the Newark School of Theology. She lives in Mountainside, New Jersey. For further information, ideas, tools, and readings, visit www.stbenedictstoolbox.org.

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