Patheos x 2

Last week I never got around to posting a link to my Patheos column here at my blog, so this week you get two links. Both are continuing my exploration of Cistercian spirituality, a topic that I imagine I will continue to examine at Patheos for at least a few weeks to come. So here you go:

Beyond Merton: Exploring the Riches of Cistercian Literature — A surprising number of Cistercian authors, from the past and the present, have contributed to the literature of contemplative spirituality.

Schooled in the Service of Love — Saint Benedict called monasteries “schools for the Lord’s service.” But the Cistercians came up with an even better metaphor.

As always, I’d love to receive your comments, either here or at Patheos.

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About Carl McColman

Author of Befriending Silence, The Big Book of Christian Mysticism, Answering the Contemplative Call, and other books. Retreat leader. Speaker. Professed Lay Cistercian.