Learn how to maintain a deep spirit of recollection in your life with this detailed yet practical book. The title, Stand on Your Own Feet, comes from Thomas Merton’s final address in Bangkok, Thailand — each one of us is responsible for our own baptismal calling.
Through this book the author is passing on a way of prayerful living that stands on its own under any circumstances, a way for busy people to live holy lives no matter their personal situation or profession. Her intention is to help readers discover who they are by helping rid themselves of what they are not.
Natalie Smith is cofounder of the Lay Cistercians of South Florida under the spiritual guidance of Father Basil Pennington, O.C.S.O. She is also involved in vocation work for Gethsamani Abbey in Kentucky and other Trappist and Benedictine houses in the United States.