So, what is a Domestic Monastery? Indeed, what really is a monastery? A monastery is a place set apart—a place to learn the blessings of powerlessness, and that time is not ours but God’s. Our home and our duties can, just like a monastery, teach us those things. The vocation of monastic men and women is to physically withdraw from the world. But the principle is equally valid for those of us who cannot go off to monasteries. Certain vocations offer the same kind of opportunity for contemplation, and provide a desert for reflection.
In ten brief and powerful chapters, Fr. Ron explores how monastery life can apply to those who don't live in a cloister:
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Ronald Rolheiser, OMI, is a specialist in the fields of spirituality and systematic theology, and a New York Times bestselling author. His regular column in the Catholic Herald is featured in newspapers in five countries. He is the author of many books, including bestsellers The Holy Longing, and Sacred Fire, also The Restless Heart, Forgotten Amongst the Lilies, and Bruised and Wounded.