Illuminating the Way: Embracing the Wisdom of Monks and Mystics

Illuminating the Way: Embracing the Wisdom of Monks and Mystics

by Christine Valters Paintner


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Employing the same practices she uses in her other books, popular author and innovative online retreat leader Christine Valters Paintner explores how the lives and spirituality of twelve monks and mystics offer distinct patterns of thought that will lead you to a deeper understanding of your strengths and areas of growth and will guide you on the path to your true self.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781933495934
Publisher: Ave Maria Press
Publication date: 04/19/2016
Pages: 224
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix

Introduction xi

1 Francis of Assist: The Fool 1

2 King David: The Sovereign 17

3 Mary: The Mother 35

4 Dorothy Day: The Orphan 51

5 Amma Syncletica: The Warrior 67

6 Brigid of Kildare: The Healer 83

7 Brendan the Navigator: The Pilgrim 99

8 Benedict of Nursia: The Sage 113

9 Miriam: The Prophet 129

10 Rainer Maria Rilke: The Artist 145

11 Hildegard of Bingen: The Visionary 161

12 Thomas Merton: The Monk 177

Conclusion 191

Appendix: How to Practice Lectio Divina 193

Notes 195

Additional Resources 197

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