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Ways of Prayer: A Desert Father's Wisdom and City of Prayer: 40 Days with Desert Christians

Ways of Prayer: A Desert Father's Wisdom and City of Prayer: 40 Days with Desert Christians
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Manufacturer: Rachel M. Srubas
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22.   The Life of Prayer 00:03:00
1.   Our Father: Part One 00:03:00
1.   Frequent and Constant Prayer 00:03:00

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Thomas Merton Ways of Prayer: A Desert Father's Wisdom

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Rachel M. Srubas City of Prayer: 40 Days with Desert Christians

Thomas Merton Ways of Prayer: A Desert Father's Wisdom

Join Thomas Merton's classroom as he explores one of the most influential figures in the history of spirituality. In these remastered recordings of Merton's lectures, you will discover why Saint John Cassian's philosophy of prayer is cherished in the monastic tradition and the wider Christian community alike. These conferences will enlighten and inspire as you explore your own spiritual life. In 1962 at Gethsemani Abbey, Thomas Merton taught an extraordinary course on the heart of Benedictine spirituality. Now, for the first time ever, this course is available to you. Through 14 digitally remastered recordings, you will encounter Merton as a master teacher, his voice reaching out across the decades to make monastic wisdom accessible to all of us. The Rule of St. Benedict is foundational in the history of Western Spirituality, especially in its commentary on humility. This work of spiritual genius has guided the monastic movement since the sixth century and touched countless Christians. Merton brings new energy to this ancient document, and you will gain new insights into the Rule and experience another side of Merton’s personality.

Rachel M. Srubas City of Prayer: 40 Days with Desert Christians

Christians are familiar with Matthew's account of Jesus' temptation in the desert. We are familiar with Jesus' pithy responses to the devil at the end of those forty days: "One does not live by bread alone, but by every word that comes from the mouth of God"; "Do not put the Lord your God to the test"; "Worship the Lord your God, and serve only him." But we are likely less familiar with the pithy sayings of those-the Desert Fathers and Mothers-whom God led into the desert in surprising numbers throughout the early centuries of the church. In City of Prayer: Forty Days with Desert Christians Rachel Srubas offers readers a collection of reflections inspired by the wisdom of the Desert Fathers and Mothers, the Abbas and Ammas. Through the wisdom of these desert Christians illuminated by Srubas's powerful narrative, readers will ponder such themes as solitude and perseverance, illness and humility. They will be inspired and challenged, comforted and sustained. Neither academic nor pietistic, this book is candid, intelligent, and compelling. Rachel M. Srubas is a Presbyterian clergywoman and oblate of St. Benedict. She is also the author of Oblation: Meditation on St. Benedict's Rule and her writings have appeared in The Christian Century and Weavings: A Journal of Christian Spiritual Life.

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