Making A Heart For God: A Week Inside A Catholic Monastery
Author Dianne Aprile
Forward by Brother Patrick Hart, O.C.S.O.
"In our over stimulated society, Dianne Aprile's glimpse into abbey life offers us a view of spiritual refreshment without rival."
--Rabbi Howard A. Addison Author of Show Me Your Way: The Complete Guide to Exploring Interfaith Spiritual Direction
"Dianne Aprile has breathed deeply the fresh, life-giving air of a remarkable place where God is more than a topic of casual disinterest."
--Timothy Jones Author of Nurturing a Child's Soul and A Place for God: A Guide to Spiritual Retreats and Retreat Centers
A life of quiet, work and prayer, monasticism has been a part of the Christian spiritual tradition for over 1,700 years, and it remains very much alive today. This guide will prepare you for your own first venture into experiencing monastic spirituality-a fascinating way to deepen your spiritual life no matter what your faith tradition.
Weather you're simply curious about what's behind the mystery, or interested in experiencing it firsthand, this is the ideal handbook to understand the monastic experience.
Also included are a helpful glossary of terms and a listing of monasteries throughout North America that receive visitors.