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After fifty years of monastic life, prayer, and spiritual direction, Meg Funk knows what it means to listen with the ear of one's heart to the Holy Spirit. InDiscernment Matters, she shares what she has learned. This book is a resource for those who want to learn and practice discernment as taught by the early monastic tradition. It includes an accessible summary of teachings about discernment from monastic traditions of late antiquity, consideration of important tools for making decisions today, and practical examples from the lives of St. Benedict and St. Patrick, as well as from the experience of monastics today. With this fifth volume of the Matters Series, Funk completes one of the most comprehensive presentations of the spiritual life available today, demonstrating why this inner work is both necessary and such a joy. Mary Margaret Funk is a Benedictine nun of Our Lady of Grace Monastery, Beech Grove, Indiana. From 1994 through 2004, she served as executive director of Monastic Interreligious Dialogue, which fosters dialogue among monastics of the world's religions. In addition to the volumes of the Matters Series, she is the author of Islam Is...: An Experience of Dialogue and Devotion and Into the Depths: A Journey of Loss and Vocation.
Cassian taught that real intimacy with God in prayer demands renouncing one's former way of life, the thoughts belonging to that former way of life, and one's very idea of God. In Thoughts Matter, Mary Margaret Funk focuses on the second of these: renouncing the thoughts belonging to one's former way of life. Her eight chapters focus on different thoughts"-food, sex, anger, dejection, acedia (profound weariness of the soul), vainglory (taking credit for good actions), and pride. Funk explains well how failure to control these thoughts can undermine our spiritual life, and she instructs readers on how effectively to overcome these thoughts and to focus instead on thoughts in harmony with God's will. The result is an experience of joy, hope, and freedom from enslavement to our appetites. Readers will come away enlightened, strengthened, and inspired to delve more deeply into a life of intimacy with God.
Humility Matters makes the claims that humility is for a disciple of Jesus Christ what enlightenment is for a Buddhist, realization for a Hindu, surrender for a Muslim, and righteousness for a Jew. It is the unmistakable character of one who has accepted the vocation to undertake the spiritual journey. It is at the core of our experience of life in Christ. Meg Funk guides readers deeper into a life of humility by following the movement of what the early Christians called the four renunciations: to renounce our former way of life, our thoughts of our former way of life, our self-made thoughts of God, and our self-made thoughts of ourselves. With the help of the compelling examples of St. Benedict, St. Teresa of Jesus, and St. Therese of Lisieux, Funk shows the way to ongoing conversion of mind, heart, and way of life. Mary Margaret Funk is a Benedictine nun of Our Lady of Grace Monastery, Beech Grove, Indiana. From 1994 through 2004, she served as executive director of Monastic Interreligious Dialogue, which fosters dialogue among monastics of the world's religions. In addition to the volumes of the Matters Series, she is the author of Islam Is…: An Experience of Dialogue and Devotion and Into the Depths: A Journey of Loss and Vocation.
«Η θεωρία έχει αξία µονάχα ως προετοιµασία· ο αγώνας ο κρίσιµος είναι η πράξη». Το βιβλίο «Ασκητική [Salvatores Dei]» είναι η φιλοσοφική κοσμοθεωρία του Καζαντζάκη, η ιδεαλιστική ενσάρκωση του νέου Οδυσσέα που αναζητά την αλήθεια. Η «Ασκητική» είναι ο Νίκος Καζαντζάκης. Ο ίδιος έγραψε ότι η «Ασκητική» είναι «η πιο σπαραχτική Κραυγή της ζωής του» και πως όλο το έργο του είναι ένα σχόλιο στην Κραυγή αυτή. Στο «κατά Καζαντζάκη ευαγγέλιο» φαίνεται η ανάγκη του συγγραφέα να εκφράσει τον ασταμάτητο αγώνα των ψυχικών δυνάμεων του ανθρώπου στην προσπάθειά του να μετουσιώσει την Ύλη σε Πνεύμα. Απελευθερωμένος από το δέος και το φόβο, να φτάσει στην εσωτερική αποκορύφωση της απόλυτης αίσθησης της ελευθερίας. «Παντού είναι ο Θεός, στον άνθρωπο, στην πολιτική, στην καθηµερνή ζωή και κιντυνεύει. ∆εν είναι παντοδύναµος, να σταυρώνοµε τα χέρια προσδοκώντας τη σίγουρη νίκη του. Από µας εξαρτάται η σωτηρία του. Και µόνο αν σωθεί, σωζόµαστε». Για τον Κρητικό στοχαστή, ο Θεός δεν µπορεί να σωθεί, αν ο Άνθρωπος µε τον αγώνα του δεν τον σώσει· και αντίστοιχα, ούτε ο Άνθρωπος µπορεί να σωθεί, αν ο Θεός δε σωθεί. Το φιλοσοφικό πόνημα του Νίκου Καζαντζάκη δομείται με αρχιτεκτονική ακρίβεια, δημιουργώντας ένα ισχυρό οικοδόμημα ιδανικών ιδεών προκειμένου να αναδείξει και να περικλείσει ολόκληρη την καζαντζακική σκέψη και τις αέναες αναζητήσεις του κρητικού συγγραφέα. Συγκεκριμένα, το βιβλίο χωρίζεται σε έξι βασικά κεφάλαια: α) ΠΡΟΛΟΓΟΣ, β) Η ΠΡΟΕΤΟΙΜΑΣΙΑ, γ) Η ΠΟΡΕΙΑ, δ) ΤΟ ΟΡΑΜΑ, ε) Η ΠΡΑΞΗ και στ) Η ΣΙΓΗ. Στο τέλος του καταληκτικού κεφαλαίου ο μεγάλος στοχαστής αποτυπώνει με σαφήνεια το φιλοσοφικό του ΠΙΣΤΕΥΩ. Η παρούσα έκδοση εντάσσεται στη Νέα Αναθεωρημένη Σύγχρονη Έκδοση των απάντων του Νίκου Καζαντζάκη. Το βιβλίο κυκλοφορεί με επιστημονική εισαγωγή του νεοελληνιστή Kimon Friar, ενώ στο Επίμετρο παρατίθενται ένα κείμενο του Πάτροκλου Σταύρου, καθώς και ένα σημείωμα επιμέλειας του Νίκου Μαθιουδάκη.
Mackenzie Allen Phillips' youngest daughter, Missy, has been abducted during a family vacation and evidence that she may have been brutally murdered is found in an abandoned shack deep in the Oregon wilderness. Four years later in the midst of his Great Sadness, Mack receives a suspicious note, apparently from God, inviting him back to that shack for a weekend. Against his better judgment he arrives at the shack on a wintry afternoon and walks back into his darkest nightmare.
In the Name of the Church: Vocation and Authorization in Lay Ecclesial Ministry presents insights generated in the 2011 Collegeville National Symposium on Lay Ecclesial Ministry, a gathering designed to prioritize the theological foundations for vocation and authorization in lay ecclesial ministry, and make recommendations to advance excellence in this expanding ministry. The essays presented by seven theologians at the Symposium are included, along with thoughtful input drawn from the experiences of lay and ordained ministers who gathered to amplify the voice and strengthen the national will to promote effective ecclesial leadership practices identified within Co-Workers in the Vineyard of the Lord.

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