By Carl McColman
Respected speaker, writer, and Patheos blogger Carl McColman introduces Cistercian spirituality as "the hidden jewel of the Church," providing an incredibly modern direction grounded in monastic culture. This available and accomplished advisor highlights a special specialise in simplicity, dwelling as regards to the earth, and contemplative prayer, all of which make Cistercian spirituality appropriate 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 smooth (Thomas Merton), Cistercian spirituality's superbly humble direction has for hundreds of years made monasteries areas of relaxation, retreat, and renewal. Now, Carl McColman bargains the 1st useful advent to this old, contemplative spirituality for all people.
Hailed via reviewers of his many books as playful, and profound, McColman attracts on his adventure as a lay Cistercian to supply perception into the relevance of the culture to modern concerns and religious perform. He explains how silence, simplicity, balance, stewardship of the earth, contemplation, ongoing conversion, and devotion to Mary mix to provide a wealthy and distinctive route to discipleship and intimacy with God.
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