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Illuminated Life: Monastic Wisdom for Seekers of Light

Orbis Books / 2010 / Paperback

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In this dictionary of monastic wisdom, each chapter illuminates a spiritual quality we need to cultivate. Every illumination begins with a surprising story from the desert mystics and then segues into a practical application. The qualities and practices include awareness, beauty, communication, humility, kindness, prayer, solitude, understanding, and vision. Paperback version.

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 144
Vendor: Orbis Books
Publication Date: 2010
Dimensions: 6.00 X 7.00 (inches)
ISBN: 1570758786
ISBN-13: 9781570758782
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In this little dictionary of monastic wisdom, Joan Chittister offers an A-Z of how to 'be in the workd, but not of the world.' In her inimitable style, she eschews the quick fix in favor of a solid spiritual direction that has stood the test of time.

Each chapter is devoted to a letter that illuminates a spiritual quality to be cultivated, from Awareness to Zeal, Community to Interiority, Enlightenment to Yearning--and many more. Every illumination opens with a story from the desert mystics, then seques into a practical application of that value to our tumultuous times.

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