Monastic Practices

Monastic Practices

by Charles Cummings OCSO

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780879070502
Publisher: Cistercian Publications
Publication date: 12/15/2015
Series: Monastic Wisdom Series , #47
Edition description: Revised
Pages: 210
Sales rank: 348,164
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.43(d)

About the Author


Charles Cummings is a Trappist-Cistercian monk and priest of Holy Trinity Abbey, Huntsville, Utah. He grew up in northern Minnesota and joined the monastery in 1960. He has a master’s degree in formative spirituality and has been engaged in writing, editing, teaching, counseling, chaplain ministry, and monastic interreligious dialogue for most of his monastic life. 

Table of Contents

Introduction vii

1 Sacred Reading 1

2 Liturgical Prayer 20

3 Work 38

4 Customs 62

5 Monastic Courtesy 79

6 Silence 91

7 Short Prayers 103

8 Self-Discipline 117

9 Watching 134

10 Community and Communication 146

11 The Monastic Cell 160

12 Stability 170

13 From Death to Life 188

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