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The Degrees of Humility: A Virtue for Contemporary Christians? The Rosary with Fra Angelico and Giotto Life and Miracles of St. Benedict
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by Fr. Simon O'Donnell, O.S.B. by Domenico Marcucci, Edmund C. Lane ISBN 0814603211
Noah's Ark Illustrated by Peter Spier Too Deep for Words: Rediscovering Lectio Divina by Thelma Hall Beginning to Pray
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The bee and the fox, the sheep and the ox--two of each kind trudged aboard Noah's famous vessel. Peter Spier uses his own translation of a seventeenth-century Dutch poem about this most famous menagerie.
Praise for Noah's Ark…

"The colors are lovely. The scenes are unbelievably detailed...the book is a triumph, the definitive 'Noah's Ark.'"
--Publishers Weekly.

A Caldecott Medal Book, The American Book Award, An ALA Notable Children's Book, A New York Times Best Illustrated Book of the Year (1977), The Christopher Award, International Board on Books for Young People Honor List.
ISBN 0809129590 by Anthony Bloom
Meditations of the Rosary by Simon O'Donnell, OSB Hidden in the Cleft of the Rock Always We Begin Again
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The Poetry of Fr. Gregory Elmer, O.S.B.

by John McQuiston II

This book holds timeless appeal for readers who hunger for a meaningful and creatively balanced framework for life. It offers a simple blueprint, based on the Rule of St. Benedict, to order ones time and create physical and inner space, to step back from the demands and pressures of the moment, and to step into a place of peace.

Prayer For Beginners Preferring Christ: A Devotional Commentary on the Rule of St. Benedict by Norvene Vest, Benedict Early Christian Lives by Carolinne White (Translator)
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by Peter Kreeft The Rule of St. Benedict continues to attract those who seek to live a deeper life, connected to Christ. But with such an ancient text, how can we authentically engage St. Benedict’s Rule in a manner that is true to its profound insights—and to our own spiritual journey? Norvene Vest suggests that the answer lies in the way we read the Rule. "It shouldn’t be studied like a book of regulations, or a school textbook. It should be read as lectio divina." ISBN 0140435263
Radical Amazement Seeking God: The Way of St. Benedict by Esther De Waal, Kathleen Norris The Kitchen Madonna Rumer Godden and Lydia Halverson
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by Judy Cannato

Twentieth-century science completely rewrote the story of our universe. Now this thoughful, practical guide reveals the harmony of science and spirituality, inviting us to explore the connectedness of all creation.
ISBN 0814613888 Marta is unhappy. For quietly aloof Gregory and his sister Janet, Marta, with her thick Ukrainian accent, her good cooking, and her stories, is the anchor of the house. Mother and Father, both busy architects, are gone all day and sometimes at night. Marta is always there; and the children, sensing her unhappiness, do not want her to go away. When they find out that Marta desires a good place in the kitchen, nine-year-old Gregory, with precocious young Janet in tow, sets out to find her a Ukrainian icon in busy, modern London. Master storyteller Rumer Godden deftly brings to life a portrait of a lonely boy discovering the creative power of love.
Prayer: Living With God The Lord's Prayer Wisdom the Good Life (Wisdom Literature and the Rule of Benedict
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by Simon Tugwell By Gerald O'Collins, SJ

by Irene Nowell

Irene Nowell, OSB is a Benedictine of Mount St. Scholastica in Atchinson, Kansas

We all want to live well, but how can we put that desire into action? With thoughtful reflection on the biblical wisdom writers and the Rule of Benedict, Irene Nowell shows us how we too can live the good life. Each chapter includes reflection questions and meditative prayers, guiding us on a renewed journey toward wisdom and encouraging us to embody this wisdom more in our daily lives.

Dawn Breaks in the East by Br. Peter Bangjiu The Mountain Pierces the Blue Sky: First Collection of Poems 1960-2005 The Faithful Dove Flies Against the Wind: Second Collection of Poems 1952-2012
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ISBN 9789867173768 A Chinese-English Bilingual Text
by Br. Peter Zhou Bangjiu

A Chinese-English Bilingual Text
by Br. Peter Zhou Bangjiu

OUT OF THE SILENCE DVD Discernment Acquiring the Heart of God Into the Silent Land: A Guide to the Christian Practice of Contemplation
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Out Of The Silence
Portrait Of A Monk
by Marko Ivan Rupnik, SJ

So much about our contemporary living can distract and disorient us, making it difficult to grow in the spiritual life, or even to cling to one's beliefs and practices with an inner conviction that fills the heart. Enter the true art of discernment: more than simply a tool for making decisions or a method for mastering God's will, discernment is a process by which we learn how to remain in Christ, taking on his stance toward life, allowing him to inspire and direct our everyday choices. Precisely because it is an art of communication between persons, discernment cannot be reduced to a psychological technique for running our spiritual lives; rather, it is rooted in relationship

by Martin Laird
The Loving Search for God: Contemplative Prayer and the Cloud of Unknowing The Road to Eternal Life: Reflections on the Prologue of Benedict's Rule, by Michael Casey Seventy-Four Tools for Good Living
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by William A. Meninger 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...

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by Michael Casey
Day by Day with Saint Benedict The Way of Silence Engaging the Sacred in Daily Life (Hardcover) St. Benedict's Toolbox The Nuts and Bolts of Everyday Benedictine Living
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by Terrence Kardong by Brother David Steindl-Rast

The Way of Silence draws heavily on Buddhist teachings to cultivate the practice of "deep" listening: turning away from noise and distraction, paying attention, and embracing quiet. The Way of Silenceembraces paradox: absence versus presence in silence. Dynamic tranquility. The all-oneness of aloneness. Humbly, trusting in God, you'll practice emptying your mind in order to receive wisdom, insight, and understanding. You'll learn to listen deeply, with a trusting heart—and you'll joyously discover a new, interior freedom that will make you feel more vibrant, and more fully alive.

By Jane Tomaine

In the sixth century when the Roman Empire was breaking apart and politics, cultural life and even the Church were in disarray ― tumultuous times not unlike our own ― Benedict of Nursia designed what he termed “a little rule” that showed his monks the way to peace as they learned to prefer Christ above all things. The Rule of Benedict offers timeless and practical tools for living this Christ-centered life today.