Enrich your mind and spirit–visit the monastery library!
Blustery winds stir bare tree branches. Piles of leaves and grinning jack-o-lanterns line the curbs. Plumes of smoke waft from chimneys and geese honk overhead as they make their way to warmer climes. The newspapers are full of Christmas ads…It must be November!
It’s that time of year when our thoughts turn to turkey dinners, pumpkin pies, and Black Friday shopping. Have I forgotten something? Besides football games? Yes! November is the month to be thankful for all the above and for all we’ve received throughout the year and throughout our lives.
Share that thankfulness. Come to the monastery and participate in daily prayer, read one of the library’s many thought-provoking books, or walk the nature trails.
The monastery library recently added the following books to its collections:
A Benedictine Reader. Collegeville, MN: Cistercian Publications, 2019.
Bstan-dzin-rgya-mtsho, Dalai Lama XIV. The Heart of Meditation. Boulder, CO: Shambhala, 2016.
Casey, Michael. Balaam’s Donkey. Collegeville, MN: Liturgical Press, 2019.
Chia, Edmund. World Christianity Encounters World Religions. Collegeville, MN: Liturgical Press, 2018.
Delio, Ilia. A Hunger for Wholeness. New York, NY: Paulist Press, 2018.
Heuertz, Christopher. The Sacred Enneagram. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 2017.
Homrighausen, Jonathan. Illuminating Justice. Collegeville, MN: Liturgical Press, 2018.
Hurd, Bob. Compassionate Christ, Compassionate People. Collegeville, MN: Liturgical Press, 2019.
Irwin, Kevin W. Context and Text. Collegeville, MN: Liturgical Press, 2018.
Jasper, Ronald Claud Dudley. Prayers of the Eucharist. Collegeville, MN: Liturgical Press, 2019.
Laffey, Alice. Ruth. Collegeville, MN: Liturgical Press, 2017.
Lowe, Ben. Doing Good Without Giving Up. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 2014.
O’Collins, Gerald. A Christology of Religions. Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books, 2018.
Posa, Carmel. A Not-So-Unexciting Life. Collegeville, MN: Cistercian Publications, 2017.
Pryce, Paula. The Monk’s Cell. New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 2018.
Rohr, Richard. The Universal Christ. New York, NY: Convergent, 2019.
Ryan, Patrick. Amen. Washington, DC: Catholic University of America Press, 2018.
Steindl-Rast, David. I Am Through You So I. New York, NY: Paulist Press, 2017.
Swan, Laura. The Wisdom of the Beguines. Katonah, NY: BlueBridge, 2016.
Valente, Judith. How to Live. Charlottesville, VA: Hampton Roads Publishing, 2018.
Williams, Rowan. Being Human. Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 2018.