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People say it's easy for members of a monastic order to have a full spiritual life because their enviroment allows for peaceful meditation. But is the peace from contemplation beyond the reach of the person in the world struggling with the noise of today's life? A new book of practical spirituality, A Place Apart shows how the peace and serenity of an abbey can be achieved despite the hustle and bustle of today's world. A leading American spiritual writer and Trappist monk, Father M. Basil Pennington shows how, step by step, the spirituality of monasticism can be converted for use in daily life.
Demonstrates how the peace and serenity found inside an abbey can be achieved despite the hustle and bustle of today's outside world. Pennington shows how, step by step, the spirituality of monasticism can be adapted for use in daily life.
M. Basil Pennington, OCSO (1931-2005), the Trappist monk known worldwide for his efforts to help the Church re-find its contemplative dimension through the Centering Prayer movement, was admired as a speaker, teacher, and author. Pennington published more than sixty books and 1,000 articles.