For three decades, Cumming’s Monastic Practices has been a valued resource for English-speaking aspirants to monastic life. In this second edition, updated and expanded, Charles Cummings, OCSO, explores the common practices of the monastic life in order to rediscover them as viable means of leading persons to a deeper encounter with God. How do monks and nuns occupy themselves throughout the day? Have they modernised their lifestyle or is it still cluttered with medieval customs? Could any of the monastic practices be of use to those outside the monastery? A certain wisdom is necessary to know how to use such practices and how to give oneself to them until they lead one to God.
Cistercian Publications, ISBN 978-0-87907-050-2
A two volume Programme of Reflection and Sharing – The project seeks, quite simply, to foster reflection on authentic human living, and on how to do that well as members of our Community who follow the particular tradition of evangelical life expressed in the Rule of Saint Benedict and the Cistercian tradition. Follow the two links below:.