Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Inner monastery

I finished reading-The Abbey Up the Hill" by Carol Bonomo. She writes-chapter 73, Rule of St. Benedict: "We seek spiritual progress; rather than spiritual perfection." "...The Benedectines would call that conversatio mourum suorum-conversion of manners, a continuing and unsparing assessment and reassessment of one's self and what is important and valuable in life."

She writes further on:"It's about place, the place made within, the 'inner monastery' of obedience, silence, and listening that invites God to enter and shows true hospitality by making him welcome."

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