Book Study & Discussion
Fr. Brian will lead a book discussion group on Tuesday evenings at 7 p.m., beginning June 9th. The text by Esther de Waal, Living with Contradiction, is an introduction and exploration of the Rule of St. Benedict.
These simple and inviting reflections take as their starting point our search for wholeness in a world that is fragmented and increasingly polarized. Many people today struggle to balance the demands of professional and personal lives, and find little satisfaction or peacefulness in either. Yet the ancient wisdom of St. Benedict offers a clear and helpful pathway that leads directly to healing, transformation and new life.
During the coronavirus pandemic, many have felt adrift and unable to focus, feeling a lack of structure and no meaningful routine to anchor ourselves emotionally, spiritually or psychologically. One possible remedy is a Rule of Life. Of course, we probably will not become Benedictine monks, but we can all certainly benefit from the wisdom of the ordering of life as proposed by St. Benedict.
Written in de Waal’s inimitable style, this book is for old friends of the Rule of St. Benedict and novices alike. Holding up segments of the Rule, de Waal’s meditations on Benedict’s words illuminate the wisdom of the Rule not only for those of Benedict’s time, but for all of us today as well.
Join us as we explore this book together. Meetings will take place on Zoom. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to get the meeting ID and password.