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Title:
Illuminated life : monastic wisdom for seekers of light
Author:
Chittister, Joan.
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Publication Information:
Maryknoll, N, Y. : Orbis Books, [2000]

©2000
Physical Description:
143 pages ; 16 x 19 cm
Language:
English
ISBN:
9781570752339
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

An ancient alphabet of spiritual values that will help readers experience peace and love in the midst of distractions and deadlines, during life's daily routine and in its defining moments.


Author Notes

Joan Chittister, O.S.B., is the founder and Executive Director of Benetvision: A Resource Center for Contemporary Spirituality.


Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsp. 11
Illuminated Life: Being Contemplative in the Midst of Chaosp. 13
Awarenessp. 21
Beautyp. 25
Communityp. 30
Dailinessp. 35
Enlightenmentp. 40
Faithp. 44
Growthp. 49
Humilityp. 54
Interiorityp. 59
Justicep. 64
Kindnessp. 70
Lectio, the Art of Holy Readingp. 74
Metanoia, Call to Conversionp. 78
Naturep. 83
Opennessp. 87
Prayerp. 91
Questp. 95
Re-creationp. 100
Silencep. 105
Timep. 109
Understandingp. 113
Visionp. 117
Workp. 121
Xenophilia, the Love of Strangersp. 126
Yearningp. 131
Zealp. 135
Across the Centuriesp. 139
Bibliographyp. 143