Brother Victor-Antoine D'Avila-Latourette does a wonderful job of serving as a spiritual guide to the monastic life. Part I of the book focuses on the sources and origins of monastic tradition, Part II guides us through the seasonal rhythms of monastic life symbols, feast days and celebrations and special saints. Inspiring!
From the origins of Benedictine tradition to our everyday lives, A Rhythm of Life: The Monastic Way traces and reflects upon a way of life that is both simple and inspiring. Brother Victor-Antoine highlights the many traditions, both daily and yearly, that bring us back to a prayerful life that often escapes us in our busy day-to-day lives. The wisdom of the monastic life, inspired by St. Benedict, inspires us to apply those traditions and values as we are guided by reflection through the varying seasons.
Brother Victor-Antoine d'Avila-Latourrette is resident monk at Our Lady of the Resurrection Monastery near Millbrook, New York, a monastery that lives under the rule of St. Benedict. There he cooks and tends the garden that supplies both the monastery and the local farmers' market.