St. Benedict and St. Therese eBook

St. Benedict and St. Therese eBook


With thoroughgoing research, wide reading of the spiritual traditions and a sparkling style of writing, Fr Longenecker opens the lives and wisdom of Benedict and Therese in a new and refreshing way.

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This new edition of St. Benedict and St. Therese–The Little Way and the Little Rule–features a new foreword by Dom Francis Bethel OSB–of Clear Creek Monastery in Oklahoma. A vital book for all those who follow “the Benedict Option” it remains as fresh and vital as it was when first published for the millennium year 2000.

St Benedict and St Therese of Lisieux stand as two of the monumental figures in the history of the Western Church. Their impact on Christian thought cannot be underestimated, yet never before have they been viewed as spiritual father and daughter. From Benedict’s “little rule” the “little way” of Therese, these two great saints teach us to find ourselves in the ordinary. Fr Longenecker explores their writings with wit and startling new insights.

He sees in St Benedict–a grandfather figure, and St Therese–a little girl. In them he finds the wisdom of age and the innocence of childhood. Through the lives of these two great saints we discover the way of spiritual childhood which is also the way of great and venerable wisdom.

This is a great companion volume to Fr Longenecker’s Listen My Son: St Benedict for Fathers. 



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