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  • The Beautiful Mystery

    by Louise Penny

    series Chief Inspector Gamache #8
    Winner of the Anthony Award for Best Crime NovelWinner of the Macavity Award for Best Crime NovelWinner of the Agatha Award for Best Crime NovelThe award-winning novel and eighth book in the Chief Inspector Gamache series, from worldwide phenomenon and number one New York Times bestseller Louise Penny.Hidden deep in the wilderness are the cloisters of two dozen monks - men of prayer a... ... Read more

    $4.99 AUD

  • The Book of Secrets

    by Fiona Kidman

    A classic, prize-winning novel about an epic migration and a lone woman haunted by the past in frontier Waipu.In the 1850s, a group of settlers established a community at Waipu in the northern part of New Zealand. They were led there by a stern preacher, Norman McLeod. The community had followed him from Scotland in 1817 to found a settlement in Nova Scotia, then subsequently to New Zealand via ... Read more

    $11.99 AUD

  • Top 7 Catholic Classics: On Loving God, The Cloud of Unknowing, Dialogue of Saint Catherine of Siena, The Imitation of Christ, Interior Castle, Dark Night of the Soul, Practice of the Presence of God

    Featuring Brother Lawrence, Thomas Kempis, Teresa Avila, John of the Cross, Catherine of Siena

    by Brother Lawrence and 2 more

    The TOP 7 CATHOLIC CLASSICS is a wonderful collection of the very best of Catholic devotional writing. These works have lasted centuries and continue to inspire millions around the world even today!Each book has been spell-checked and is fully searchable.Included in this collection are the full texts of:• ON LOVING GOD – by Bernard of Clairvaux (12th Century)• THE CLOUD OF UNKNOWING – unknown ... Read more

    $6.91 AUD

  • Thomas Merton - Spiritual Direction and Meditation

    by Thomas Merton

    This early work by Anglo-American Catholic writer Thomas Merton is both expensive and hard to find in its first edition. It contains a wealth of information on spiritual direction and how to learn the art of meditation. This fascinating work is thoroughly recommended for anyone with an interest in spiritual life. Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, ... Read more

    $11.54 AUD

  • Eager to Love

    The Alternative Way of Francis of Assisi

    by Richard Rohr O.F.M.

    Francis of Assisi is one of the most beloved of all saints. Both traditional and entirely revolutionary, he was a paradox. He was at once down to earth and reaching toward heaven, grounded in the rich history of the Church while moving toward a new understanding of the world beyond.Richard Rohr, himself a Franciscan friar, draws on Scripture, insights from psychology, and literary and artistic ... Read more

    $11.99 AUD

  • Top 7 Rules and Exercises of the Christian Faith: Didache, Rule of St Augustine, Rule of St Benedict, Book of Pastoral Rule, Rule of St Francis, Exercises of St Ignatius, Way of Perfection

    by Francis of Assisi and 2 more

    SEVEN RULES AND EXERCISES OF THE CHRISTIAN FAITH brings together some of the greatest writings on discipline and the monastic life ever penned. These writings have inspired countless believers to holiness, humility and self-discipline and have helped shape the life and witness of the Church.Besides the more well-known rules such as the Rule of St. Benedict, the Rule of St. Francis and the ... Read more

    $7.99 AUD

  • Belonging

    The Story of the Jews 1492–1900

    by Simon Schama CBE

    A passionate history of Judaism; a world unfolding across many continents and five centuries by one of our greatest and internationally bestselling historians.Belonging is a magnificent cultural history abundantly alive with energy, character and colour. From the Jews’ expulsion from Spain in 1492 it tells the stories not just of rabbis and philosophers but of a poetess in the ghetto of Venice; a ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Grace

    On the Journey to God

    by Michael Casey

    Benedictine monastic spirituality has emerged as an antidote to the spiritual and cultural challenges facing people of faith today. In this book, the author focuses specifically on GRACE, and the benevolence of God as it expresses itself in many different ways along our spiritual journey. What is a person likely to experience when beginning to give up him or herself conscientiously to the ... Read more

    $16.05 AUD

  • The Rule of Benedict

    by St Benedict and 1 more

    Founder of a monastery at Monte Cassino, between Rome and Naples, in the sixth century, St Benedict intended his Rule to be a practical guide to Christian monastic life. Based on the key precepts of humility, obedience and love, its aim is to create a harmonious and efficient religious community in which individuals can make progress in the Christian virtues and gain eternal life. Here, Benedict ... Read more

    $10.99 AUD

  • The Desire of Ages

    by Ellen G. White

    The Desire of Ages, covers the life and ministry of Jesus. The author treats the life and work of Christ and his disciples in this volume from the standpoint of a believer to believers and as a Christian to Christians. The books thus include unique insights and concepts not found in other works of the time. It is a must book for parents, educators, Sunday-school officers, teachers, and students. ... Read more

    $1.09 AUD

  • The Desert Fathers

    Sayings of the Early Christian Monks

    by Penguin Books Ltd

    The Desert Fathers were the first Christian monks, living in solitude in the deserts of Egypt, Palestine, and Syria. In contrast to the formalised and official theology of the "founding fathers" of the church, the Desert Fathers were ordinary Christians who chose to renounce the world and live lives of celibacy, fasting, vigil, prayer and poverty in direct and simple response to the gospel. Their ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • The Wisdom of the Desert

    by James O. Hannay

    The Wisdom of the Desert - by James O. Hannay. Includes: -- NCX Navigation with links to all chapters and sections. -- Interactive Table of Contents. -- Interactive Index of Passages. During the 4th and 5th centuries, thousands of Christian men and women withdrew to the deserts of Egypt and Palestine. In these remote locations, they led lives of rigorous discipline and solitude. Their techniques ... Read more

    $2.75 AUD

  • Life of St. Anthony (Vita S. Antoni)

    by St. Athanasius and 1 more

    This edition comes complete with a Touch-or-Click Table of Contents. Most of what is known about the life of Anthony comes from the Life of Anthony. Written in Greek around 360 by Athanasius of Alexandria, it depicts Anthony as an illiterate and holy man who through his existence in a primordial landscape has an absolute connection to the divine truth, which always is in harmony with that of ... Read more

    $1.52 AUD

  • The Way of St Benedict

    by The Right Reverend and Right Honourable Lord Williams of Oystermouth Rowan Williams

    With typical eloquence and wisdom, in The Way of St Benedict Rowan Williams explores the appeal of St Benedict's sixth-century Rule, showing it to be a document of great relevance to present day Christians and non-believers at our particular moment in history.For over a millennium the Rule – a set of guidelines for monastic conduct – has been influential on the life of Benedictine monks, but has ... Read more

    $17.04 AUD

  • The Nuns of Sant' Ambrogio

    The True Story of a Convent in Scandal

    by Hubert Wolf

    Discovered in a secret Vatican archive, this is the true, never-before-told story of poison, murder, and lesbian initiation rites in a nineteenth century convent. In 1858, Katherina von Hohenzollern, a German princess recently inducted into the convent of Sant'Ambrogio in Rome, wrote a frantic letter to her cousin, a confidant of the Pope, claiming that she was being abused and feared for her life ... Read more

    $29.80 AUD

  • Monks of Mount Athos: A Western Monk's Extraordinary Spiritual Journey on Eastern Holy Ground

    by M. Basil Pennington

    Discover the rich spirituality of monastic life on Mount Athosa place like no other on earth.Twenty-five years ago, M. Basil Pennington, ocso, was the first Western monk to live on Mount Athos for more than the usually permitted overnight visit. The Monks of Mount Athos chronicles his extraordinary stay, his experiences of the East, and lively conversations with his hosts about theological ... Read more

    $23.31 AUD

  • I Leap Over the Wall

    by Monica Baldwin

    At the age of twenty-one, Monica Baldwin - the niece of Stanley Baldwin - entered one of the oldest and most strictly enclosed contemplative orders of the Roman Catholic Church. At the age of forty-eight, and after struggling with her vocation for many years, she obtained a special rescript from Rome and left the convent. But the world Monica had known and forsaken in 1914 was very different to ... Read more

    $6.92 AUD

  • The Spiritual World Of Isaac The Syrian

    by Hilarion Alfeyev and 1 more

    series Cistercian Studies #175
    From the Foreword by Kallistos Ware, Bishop of Diokleia—Isaac the Syrian, also called Isaac of Nineveh, lived and wrote during "the golden age of Syriac Christian literature" in the seventh century. Cut off by language and politics from the Churches of the Roman Empire and branded "Nestorian," the Church of the East produced in isolation a rich theological literature which is only now becoming ... Read more

    $29.47 AUD

  • The Shattering of Loneliness

    On Christian Remembrance

    by Fr Erik Varden

    The experience of loneliness is as universal as hunger or thirst. Because it affects us more intimately, we are less inclined to speak of it. But who has not known its gnawing ache? The fear of loneliness causes anguish. It prompts reckless deeds. To this, every age has borne witness. No voice is more insidious than the one that whispers in our ear: 'You are irredeemably alone, no light will ... Read more

    $17.04 AUD

  • The Monk WIthin: Embracing a Sacred Way of Life

    by Beverly Lanzetta

    THE MONK WITHIN is written for the person seeking a deeper, contemplative orientation to daily life. Yearning for inner realization of divine wisdom, this "new monk" draws on four interlocking themes: embodied spirituality grounded in the sacred web of life; the mystical path of the feminine, inspired by women's monastic communities; the archetype of the monk that is the deep truth of every person ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Strangers to the City: Reflections on the Beliefs and Values of the Rule of St. Benedict

    Reflections on the Beliefs and Values of the Rule of St. Benedict

    by Michael Casey

    Michael Casey, a monk and scholar who has been publishing his wise teachings on the Rule of St. Benedict for decades, turns to the particular Benedictine values that he considers most urgent for Christians to incorporate into their lives today. Eloquent and incisive, Casey invites readers to accept that gospel living - seen in the light of the Rule - involves accepting the challenge of being ... Read more

    $16.05 AUD

  • A Not-So-Unexciting Life

    Essays on Benedictine History and Spirituality in Honor of Michael Casey, OCSO

    by Carmel Posa SGS

    series Cistercian Studies #269
    This volume, written by eighteen monks, nuns, and lay scholars from seven countries and four continents, aims to recognize the contribution that Michael Casey has made to Cistercian and Benedictine life over the past forty years. Acclaimed as one of the most significant writers in the Benedictine and Cistercian tradition, Casey has published over one hundred articles and reviews in various ... Read more

    $39.37 AUD

  • The Lausiac History

    by John Wortley and 1 more

    series Cistercian Studies Series #252
    Born in Galatia in the 360s, Palladius enrolled as a monk on the Mount of Olives in his early twenties. As a monk, he traveled to Alexandria, the desert of Nitria, the Cells, Palestine, Rome, and the Thebaid. During his travels he encountered Rufinus of Aquileia, Melania the Elder, the hermit Dorotheos, Macarius of Alexandria, Evagrius of Pontus, Jerome of Bethlehem, and John Chrysostom. He wrote ... Read more

    $16.05 AUD

  • The Climate of Monastic Prayer

    by Thomas Merton OCSO and 1 more

    This guide to monastic prayer, written in 1968 and thus turning out to be Thomas Merton’s final testament to us, is now available in a new edition commemorating the fiftieth anniversary of his death. While he wrote it for other monastics, all seekers drawn to explore the full dimensions of prayer will be enriched by his words, especially as they take on added meaning in today’s dizzying world.The ... Read more

    $19.68 AUD