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How to Be a Monastic and Not Leave Your Day Job An Invitation to Oblate Life

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ISBN-10: 1557254494

ISBN-13: 9781557254498

Edition: 2006

Authors: Benet Tvedten

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There are at least ten thousand oblates in the United States today (no one knows for sure how many), and each of them is connected in meaningful ways to a monastery or abbey. Most oblates are ordinary lay people from various Christian traditions. They are linked together by a common appreciation for the Rule of St. Benedict. Originally written for monks, its principles may be applied by everyone else, and in today's hectic, changing world, being an oblate offers a rich spiritual connection to the stability and wisdom of monastic life. This essential guide explains how people who live and work in "the world" are still invited to live and practice their spirituality like monks.
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Book details

List price: $15.99
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Paraclete Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 2/1/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 119
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.396
Language: English

Introduction
St. Benedict and Benedictine Spirituality
What Is Benedictine Spirituality?
Seeking and Finding God Today and Every Day
"Running" According to the Rule
Benedictine Values for Daily Living
Climbing the Ladder
Benedictine Ways of Behaving
Peace and Justice
Hospitality
Being an Oblate
Origins of the Oblates
The Calling to Oblation
Conversion and Stability
Five Simple Guidelines for Oblates
The Value of Oblates to a Monastic Community
Conclusion: The Oblate's Prayer
Acknowledgments
Sources
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