TOOLS MATTER

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Beginning the Spiritual Journey

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Product Description

How can we tend the garden of our souls? In Tools Matter, Sr. Meg Funk turns to the wisdom of the desert fathers for the means of removing obstacles to spiritual growth, which include thoughts of food, sex, possessions, anger, dejection, and pride, among other preoccupations. Redirecting thought away from such weeds in the garden of the spirit can lead to a greater awareness of God and purity of prayer.

Drawing on the writings of the fifth-century monk John Cassian, Funk explores the use of tools as memory, imagination, and rational thinking — tools right out of early Christianity — to work on inner healing. She also explains how other positive tools, such as ceaseless prayer, manual labor, and isolation, may lead to uncluttering the mind and purifying the heart.

 

Mary Margaret Funk is a Benedictine nun of Our Lady of Grace Monastery, Beech Grove, Indiana.

Additional Information

Weight 0.2 kg
ISBN

9780814634974

Author

Mary Margaret Funk, OSB

Binding

Paperback

Pages

205

Publisher

Liturgical Press

Pub Date

2013

~  Everything that lives and that breathes gives praise to the Lord  ~

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