The Road to Eternal Life: Reflections on the Prologue of Benedict's Rule

The Road to Eternal Life: Reflections on the Prologue of Benedict's Rule

by Michael Casey

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Overview

In the Prologue of his Rule, St. Benedict maps out the road that leads to heaven; he lays the foundation for life in a community that seeks God. The themes that are present throughout the Rule—obedience, humility, prayer, fear of the Lord, eternal life—are grounded in the Prologue.


By reflecting on the Prologue one verse at a time, Michael Casey, OCSO, delves into the richness of meaning that can be found in Benedict's words. These reflections, first given as talks and made available on his community's web site, build a bridge between the sixth-century text and twenty-first-century Christians. In The Road to Eternal Life, Casey invites readers to reflect on the Prologue in light of their own experiences, to seek "the road that leads to salvation."

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780814635155
Publisher: Liturgical Press
Publication date: 09/01/2012
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 192
Sales rank: 1,037,939
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.10(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author

Michael Casey, OCSO, has been a monk of Tarrawarra Abbey (Australia) since 1960. In the intervening years he has conducted many retreats and workshops on every continent (except Antarctica) and has written many articles on topics relating to monastic history and spirituality. He is also the author of many books, including The Road to Eternal Life: Reflections on the Prologue of Benedict's Rule and Seventy-Four Tools for Good Living: Reflections on the Fourth Chapter of Benedict’s Rule, both from Liturgical Press.

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