Seventy Four Tools for Good Living

Author: Michael Casey
Publisher: Liturgical Press
ISBN: 0814637450
Format: PDF
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There is more in Benedict’s Rule than meets the eye. Based on the rules of life of John Cassian and Saint Basil, Benedict invites us to go further back to the scriptural basis of all Christian and monastic living and pursue our spiritual journey by the guidance of the Gospel.This book of reflections on the tools for good living is intended to be read very slowly, one section at a time. In addition to communicating reflections on each verse of chapter 4, Casey invites readers to:· continue the process of reflection for themselves· apply what is written to their own lives· draw on their own wisdom and insight· and, ultimately, broaden their experience of monastic spirituality

The Road to Eternal Life

Author: Michael Casey
Publisher: Liturgical Press
ISBN: 0814639542
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In the Prologue of his Rule, St. Benedict maps out the road that leads to heaven; he lays the foundation for life in a community that seeks God. The themes that are present throughout the Rule - obedience, humility, prayer, fear of the Lord, eternal life - are grounded in the Prologue. By reflecting on the Prologue one verse at a time, Michael Casey, OCSO, delves into the richness of meaning that can be found in Benedict's words. These reflections, first given as talks and made available on his community's web site, build a bridge between the sixth-century text and twenty-first-century Christians. In The Road to Eternal Life, Casey invites readers to reflect on the Prologue in light of their own experiences, to seek the road that leads to salvation.

The Art of Winning Souls

Author: Michael Casey
Publisher: Liturgical Press
ISBN: 0879070358
Format: PDF, ePub
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In his chapter on the procedure for the reception of new brothers, Saint Benedict makes provision for entrusting them to the care of "a senior who is skilled in winning souls who will diligently pay attention to them in everything” (58.6). In The Art of Winning Souls: Pastoral Care of Novices, Michael Casey, OCSO, reflects on what this means today, based on his own experience and observation of the fruitful ministry of others. Here Casey focuses on the pastoral care given in the name of a monastic community to those who enter it, from initial contact up to the point where their vocation has recognizably stabilized. His reflections are not intended to be prescriptive. They are, rather, descriptive of what he considers to be best practice, as he has encountered this in his experience of many different expressions of the monastic and Benedictine charism. This book promises to serve as an indispensible resource for vocation directors, novice directors, and junior directors for years to come.

A Guide to Living in the Truth

Author: Michael Casey
Publisher: Triumph Books
ISBN: 9780764807398
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Publisher description: This book shows us how humility brings a basic happiness that is able to cope with difficulties and sorrows. Casey brings the ancient wisdom of Saint Benedict into the modern arena of success-oriented competition. He demonstrates how people must overcome the tendency to regard others as rivals and be content with what we have because it is a waste of time to envy those who possess qualities different than our own.

The Sacred Art of Marriage

Author: David Robinson
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 1498233287
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The Sacred Art of Marriage explores married life as an art studio with fifty-two tools to creatively craft your spiritual life together. Drawing upon the fourth chapter of The Rule of St. Benedict, this book offers married couples fifty-two weeks of spiritual practices and ancient wisdom to deepen your marriage. Newlywed couples planning and preparing for married life will encounter in this book a variety of creative plans and patterns to put into practice, including daily, weekly, seasonal, and annual patterns of healthy, married living. Journeying through a year of marriage, readers move seasonally through this four-part book, from Summer, into Fall, through Winter, and around to Spring. In The Sacred Art of Marriage, you'll discover ancient wisdom and practical ways to deepen your spiritual life together across seasons as you grow together in God's gift of marriage.

A Not So Unexciting Life

Author: Carmel Posa
Publisher: Liturgical Press
ISBN: 0879070528
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This volume, written by eighteen monks, nuns, and lay scholars from seven countries and four continents, aims to recognize the contribution that Michael Casey has made to Cistercian and Benedictine life over the past forty years. Acclaimed as one of the most significant writers in the Benedictine and Cistercian tradition, Casey has published over one hundred articles and reviews in various journals, written more than eighteen books, and edited many more books and journals. He is a world-renowned retreat master, lecturer, and formator. Contributors include: Carmel Posa, SGS; David Tomlins, OCSO; Helen Lombard, SGS; Manuela Scheiba, OSB; David Barry, OSB; Mary Collins, OSB; Brendan Thomas, OSB; Elias Dietz, OCSO; Constant J. Mews; Bernardo Bonowitz, OCSO; Terrence Kardong, OSB; Elizabeth Freeman; Austin Cooper, OMI; Katharine Massam; Margaret Malone, SGS; Bernhard A. Eckerstorfer, OSB; Columba Stewart, OSB; Francisco Rafael de Pascual, OCSO; and Bishop Graeme Rutherford

An Unexciting Life

Author: Michael Casey
Publisher: St Bede's Publications
ISBN: 9781879007475
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Another classic from the foremost Trappist scholar writing today. Fr. Michael Casey, in his usual compelling style, covers many aspects of spirituality, including discernment, spiritual direction, pastoral care, and living in community— applicable to religious and lay people alike. His reflections on Benedictine spirituality are vividly presented and filled with remarkable insights and advice.

Truthful Living

Author: Michael Casey
Publisher: Gracewing Publishing
ISBN: 9780852445037
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Today many have come to find in the Rule of St Benedict an inspiring guide for spiritual development. In this they share the vision of countless monks and nuns who have, for centuries, found in the Rule a timeless wisdom on which to base their daily lives. Michael Casey invites us to join with him in reflecting on St Benedict's teaching on humility (Chapter Seven of the Rule). Readable and fresh, primarily pastoral in its approach, this book presents not popular psychology, but full engagement with the hardest sayings of a great spiritual master. Here is a book for anyone who hungers for the truth that sets a person free. Michael Casey is a monk of Tarrawarra Abbey in Victoria, Australia. He is well known as a retreat master and lecturer on monastic spirituality.

Cistercians and Cluniacs

Author: Saint Bernard (of Clairvaux)
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780879071028
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a landmark in the 'feud' between Ca®teaux and Cluny, the Apologia contains Saint Bernard's opinion on the place of graphic arts in the monastery and shows his mastery of satire.

Lectio Divina as Contemplative Pedagogy

Author: Mary Keator
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351579096
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Offering an original application of the ancient monastic practice of lectio divina to the humanities, this book demonstrates the need for further emphasis on deep reading, reflection, and contemplation in contemporary university classrooms. Each chapter provides readers with an historical overview of the four movements of this monastic method: lectio (reading), meditatio (interpreting), oratio (responding), and contemplatio (experiencing wisdom), and suggests ways to incorporate these practices in humanites courses. Keator demonstrates that the lectio divina method is a viable pedagogical tool to guide students slowly and methodically through literary texts and into a subjective experience of wisdom and meaning.