How to Be a Monastic and Not Leave Your Day Job


By Br. Benet TvedtenOriginally written for monks, the principles in the Rule of St. Benedict may be applied by anyone _ and in today's hectic, changing world, following its principles offers a rich spiritual connection to the stability and wisdom of monastic life. This essential guide explains how people who live and work in "the world" are still invited to balance work with prayer, cultivate interdependence with others, practice hospitality, and otherwise practice theirspirituality like monks.

Thy neck is as a tower of ivory; thine eyes like the fishpools in Heshbon, by the gate of Bathrabbim: thy nose is as the tower of Lebanon which looketh toward Damascus. - Song of Songs 7:4

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