Prayer in All Things: A Saint Benedict's, Saint John's Prayer Book

Prayer in All Things: A Saint Benedict's, Saint John's Prayer Book



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Prayer in All Things: A Saint Benedict's, Saint John's Prayer Book by Kate Ritger, Michael Kwatera OSB

Witness and share in the Benedictine tradition of central Minnesota. Those who share the land of Saint Benedict's (Monastery and College) in Saint Joseph, and Saint John's (Abbey, University, Preparatory School, and Liturgical Press) in Collegeville, invite you to experience the prayerfulness of Benedictine spirituality and community. The monastic communities, students, professors, oblates, and friends of these two campuses bring together their humble, honest Benedictine values of Prayer and Work" and hospitality to create this collection which reaches beyond the campus grounds. Prayers are grouped under New Testament quotations, and inspiring photos invite meditation and prayerful listening. The assortment of works is as diverse as the lives of the contributors, including prayers for times of day, moments of rest, thanksgiving, and petition.

This campus prayer book is perfect for college students, alumni/alumnae, professors, oblates, and anybody who feels a bond with College of Saint Benedict/Saint John's University, or the larger Benedictine community.

Kate E. Ritger is a 2003 graduate of the College of St. Benedict with a degree in theology and secondary education. She has been active in various groups such as Youth in Theology and Ministry, Prison Ministry, BEGIN in Service, and the student Benedictine oblate program.

Fr. Michael Kwatera, OSB, PhD, is director of Oblates for Saint John's Abbey, Collegeville, Minnesota. He's a teacher and practitioner of Christian liturgy and the author of several Liturgical Press books, including Come to the Feast: Liturgical Ministry of, by, and for Everybody.


Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780814629819
Publisher: Liturgical Press, The
Publication date: 08/28/2004
Pages: 136
Product dimensions: 4.25(w) x 6.75(h) x (d)

About the Author

Kate Ritger is an oblate of the Sisters of the Order of St. Benedict in St. Joseph, Minnesota. She currently serves as the caretaker of the Common Ground Garden, a ministry of the Sisters of the Order of St. Benedict, where she combines caring for the earth, growing food, and building community around a vibrant local food system. Kate has also served in campus ministry, hospital chaplaincy, group spiritual direction, and retreat work. She is the coeditor of Prayer in All Things: A Saint Benedict’s•Saint John’s Prayer Book (Liturgical Press).

Rev. Michael Kwatera, OSB, is a monk and director of liturgy for Saint John’s Abbey, Collegeville, Minnesota. He taught courses in liturgy at Saint John’s University in Collegeville and at the College of Saint Scholastica in Duluth, and served as pastor of several local Benedictine parishes. He has authored numerous articles and several Liturgical Press books, including The Liturgical Ministry of Deacons and Come to the Feast: Liturgical Ministry of, by, and for Everybody.

Table of Contents

I."Ask and It Will Be Given to You"1
Prayers for peace in our families and in the world
Prayers for students and teachers
Prayers for vocations and for ministers in the Church
Prayers for the faithful departed
II."Pray in the Spirit at All Times"21
Prayers in times of quiet and reflection
Prayers to the Spirit of truth and love
Prayers to Mary, mother and guide
III."Do Not Worry About Anything"37
Prayers for help in time of need
Prayers for protection and healing
IV."Rejoice Always ... Give Thanks"59
Prayers of praise for creation and redemption
Prayers for times of day
Prayers of thanksgiving for God's presence in others
V."Keeping Alert"85
Prayers to hear God's Word and to do God's work
Prayers for seeking God along the paths of discipleship
VI."My Words Abide in You"105
Prayers for strength and confidence
Prayers for fidelity to the Gospel

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