Faith Formation Programs
EXCERPT FROM OUR 2022-2023 PARISH BOOK, "THE MONASTIC HEART" BY JOAN CHITTISTER, OSB
"This small book carries the weight and and wisdom of a great spiritual tradition into the twenty-first century. The Western tradition of monasticism has served both forms of the spiritual life; both the individual and communal, across all cultures and all eras. It is a tradition that serves a seeker that desires a vibrant spiritual life but does not want to become the keeper of a system. To invoke the insights of so revered a tradition invites the reader to understand the past, yes; but to stay there. It beckons the serious spiritual seeker to examine an ancient lifestyle, asking what it has that can enrich the present once thought impermeable, now thought shattered."