I have been reading a book that had moved me. Okay, that is not usual! It has made me glad and sad in equal measure.
The book is Living the Hours: Monastic Spirituality in Everyday Life. The authors are, I think, involved with Monos which is the UK organisation for “new monasticism”.
So here are a couple of takeaway points from my reading so far:
- New Monasticism – vocation verses vacation?
- Four Pillars: Prayer, silence, balance, and study
- Living a rule
- Monasticism as the context for being human
It is an interesting read.