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Benedictine Promises for Everday People

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Benedictine Promises
for everyday people
Staying Put, Listening Well
Being Changed By God


Author: Rachel M. Srubas 136 pages,

In our noisy and hectic world, it can be tempting to look at the quiet, prayerful pace of life in a monastery and wish we were there. But Rachel Srubas knows that we don’t need to move to a monastery to tap into the spiritual wisdom of those who do. In this engaging, spiritual, and very down-to earth book, she shows us how the three promises of the followers of St. Benedict—staying put, listening well, and being changed by God—can be applied to our everyday lives, no matter our situation. Blending Scripture, Benedict’s Rule, and experiences from her own life, Srubas guides us into the prayerful, observant world of the monastery in the middle of our daily lives. In finding our own ways to stay put and listen well, we will find ourselves changed by God, and our lives will be enriched beyond measure.

"Rachel Srubas has penned a brief, thoughtful, practical, and personal book for both pastors and parishioners, for both con- templatives and activists, for both Catholics and Protestants. In introducing Benedictine spirituality to the world, Srubas reminds us of our better angels as followers of Christ and offers a prophetic challenge to live according to them."

Brad Munroe, pastor to the presbyteries of Grand Canyon and de Cristo in Arizona, New Mexico, and Utah

"Rachel Srubas builds bridges between worlds. In Benedictine Promises for Everyday People, she links the twenty-first century Christian with the ancient, compelling world of St. Benedict. This deeply moving love letter to the Benedictine Rule invites us to slow down, stay put, listen to the Spirit, and allow ourselves to be transformed by God."

Teresa Blythe, director of the Hesychia School of Spiritual Direction in Tucson, Arizona

"In Benedictine Promises for Everyday People, Rachel Srubas clearly demonstrates why many of today’s spiritual seekers find a home in Benedictine spirituality. A seasoned practitioner of this welcom- ing wisdom tradition, Srubas insightfully shares how the three vows of Benedictine monastics, “Staying Put, Listening Well, and Being Changed,” may frame an “ordinary” life of faith. The fruit of deep reflection on her own experiences, this book issues a strong invitation to others to “taste and see” how good a guided and examined life may become."

Laura Dunham, retired Presbyterian minister, now Catholic, Benedictine oblate, retreat leader, and author

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