The Intentional Life: Making of a Spiritual Vocation (Paperback)
As the Abbot at Ampleforth Abbey in England, Cardinal Basil Hume was responsible for helping the monks under his care grow in Christ and live in the world. The Intentional Life: The Making of a Spiritual Vocation is a compilation of talks given by Cardinal Hume to help the monks with a dilemma faced by many people engaged in a spiritual life-the difficulty of merging a life of action with a life of contemplation. Although written for the monks of his abbey, Cardinal Hume´s writings are about more than just the monastic life. His talks are about commitment, vows, caring for others, living life, and holding to your values when those around you don´t understand (or even respect) them. Anyone struggling with decision-making or commitment, young people, people searching for their faith, and anyone interested in monasticism will find this volume engaging and thought-provoking. Until his death in June 1999, Basil Hume, OSB, was the Cardinal Archbishop of Westminster and a monk of Ampleforth Abbey in Great Britain. His down-to-earth approach to the spiritual life and wisdom gained from guiding others into deeper faith made him internationally known and loved.