9781893361492

Making a Heart for God

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  • ISBN13:

    9781893361492

  • ISBN10:

    1893361497

  • Edition: Reprint
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2002-02-01
  • Publisher: Skylight Paths Pub
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Summary

A series of books offering a glimpse inside the places where people go to spend extended periods of time -- or entire lifetimes -- focused on prayer, meditation, or study. Each volume conveys a detailed view of daily life "inside the walls" in jargon-free language, and also introduces the heart of a great spiritual tradition.

Takes us into the Abbey of Gethsemani -- the Trappist monastery in Kentucky that was home to the author Thomas Merton -- to explore the details of spiritual and daily life.

A guide to locating a monastery near you, as well as a glossary of common monastic terms, make this an excellent introduction for the curious seeker -- and the perfect book to take along on your first monastic retreat. See p. 16 for the most recent addition to the A Week Inside series.

Table of Contents

Foreword ix
Acknowledgments xiii
Introduction: Step by Step, the Journey Begins 3(10)
An Out-of-the-Way Place: Respite from a Harried World
13(18)
A Space of Liberty: Observing Life Inside the Walls
31(23)
The Less-Traveled Road: What It's Like to Become a Monk
54(23)
Daily Work: By the Labor of Their Hands
77(24)
A Gift of Simplicity: The Freedom to Be
101(13)
Together in Solitude: The Experience of Community
114(18)
Welcoming the Stranger: Social Life
132(15)
Saying Goodbye: Fruits of the Experience
147(14)
Appendix A: A Monk's Day at a Glance 161(2)
Appendix B: The Monastic Family Tree 163(1)
Recommended Reading 164(3)
Catholic Monasteries That Receive Retreatants 167(17)
Glossary 184(14)
About SkyLight Paths 198

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