How to Be a Monastic and Not Leave Your Day Job: A Guide for Benedictine Oblates and Other Christians Who Follow the Monastic Way (Voices from the Monastery) (Paperback)
Discussion around the bestseller The Benedict Option by Rod Dreher has led many people to want to know more about Benedictine principles.
Originally written for monks, the principles in the Rule of St. Benedict may be applied by anyone — and in today’s hectic, changing world, following its principles offers a rich spiritual connection to the stability and wisdom of monastic life. This essential guide explains how people who live and work in “the world” are still invited to balance work with prayer, cultivate interdependence with others, practice hospitality, and otherwise practice their spirituality like monks.
About the Author
Brother Benet Tvedten entered Blue Cloud Abbey in Marvin, South Dakota in 1958. He has been his community's Director of Oblates for nearly thirty years, and held the position of Coordinator of the North American Association of Oblate Directors between 1995 and 1999. He is the author of A View from a Monastery and How to Be a Monastic and Not Leave Your Day Job.
“[Brother Benet] brings a wealth of insight and wisdom to his work as an Oblate Director and this book reflects the depth of his abilities to make the Benedictine tradition accessible to those of us who seek God as Oblates. Do not miss this work from someone who has made the Benedictine tradition ‘real’ for so many of us who seek to live a monastic way of life but cannot leave our ‘day jobs‘!” —David A. Zinz, Christianbook.com