Befriending Silence: Discovering the Gifts of Cistercian by Carl McColman

By Carl McColman

Winner of the 2016 Georgia writer of the yr: Inspirational-religious books.

Respected speaker, writer, and Patheos blogger Carl McColman introduces Cistercian spirituality as "the hidden jewel of the Church," providing a shockingly modern course grounded in monastic culture. This available and entire advisor highlights a special concentrate on simplicity, residing with reference to the earth, and contemplative prayer, all of which make Cistercian spirituality correct today.

Steeped in chant and silence, grounded in down-to-earth paintings and repair, and immersed within the mystical knowledge of academics old (Bernard of Clairvaux) and glossy (Thomas Merton), Cistercian spirituality's superbly humble direction has for hundreds of years made monasteries areas of leisure, retreat, and renewal. Now, Carl McColman deals the 1st sensible creation to this historic, contemplative spirituality for all people.

Hailed by means of reviewers of his many books as playful, and profound, McColman attracts on his event as a lay Cistercian to supply perception into the relevance of the culture to modern matters and religious perform. He explains how silence, simplicity, balance, stewardship of the earth, contemplation, ongoing conversion, and devotion to Mary mix to supply a wealthy and distinctive route to discipleship and intimacy with God.

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