Discovering the Gifts of Cistercian Spirituality
by Carl McColman
"A gentle, conversational, and humbly persuasive presentation of the spiritual benefits (and joys) of vowed and disciplined association with monastic life and practice for Christian lay folk." ~Phyllis Tickle
Patheos blogger Carl McColman introduces Cistercian spirituality as "the hidden jewel of the Church," presenting a surprisingly contemporary path grounded in monastic tradition.
"The gifts of Cistercian spirituality encompass a variety of blessings that are available to us with no strings attached." ~from the book
"An accessible introduction to the beauty of Cistercian spirituality." ~Rev. Daniel P. Horan, O.F.M., author of "The Franciscan Heart of Thomas Merton"
McColman shares details about his new book with Breadbox Media in this podcast.
Learn more about the life and work of this noted contemplative writer, speaker, retreat leader, and spiritual companion.
Carl McColman helps ordinary seekers — everyday people — joyfully respond to the love of God through prayer, meditation, and contemplation, to embody a compassionate life filled with creativity and delight.
Jennifer Woodruff Tait
This is the most user-friendly description I've read of how lay people can appropriate the riches of Cistercian spirituality.
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