Earth Our Original Monastery

Earth  Our Original Monastery

Earth, Our Original Monastery is both a proclamation of the holiness of nature
and a practical guide to meeting God in ordinary and humble ways.” Carl
McColman Author of Befriending Silence “Practical and insightful, this beautiful
book is ...

Author: Christine Valters Paintner

Publisher: Ave Maria Press

ISBN: 9781932057218

Category: Religion

Page: 160

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How can we meet God in our everyday lives? In Earth, Our Original Monastery, Christine Valters Paintner, bestselling author and online abbess for Abbey of the Arts, shares how living contemplatively with an appreciation for the natural world can make you more aware of the presence of God in every aspect of your life. She explores monks, mystics, and saints who have experienced the goodness of the Divine in nature and invites you to find solace and spiritual revelation in the wonder of God’s creation. The purpose of contemplative living, Christine Valters Paintner suggests, is to allow you to integrate the pieces of your life within yourself, in your community, and in the world around you. When you pay attention to each moment, you nurture your ability to see God’s actions in those moments. In Earth, Our Original Monastery, Paintner invites you to begin the journey of contemplative living by focusing on the image of the earth as your original monastery—the place where you learn your most fundamental prayers, participate in each day’s liturgy of praise, and experience the wisdom of the seasons. Paintner provides seven ways of seeing the earth in light of faith and pairs each one with a practical invitation to a practice. These include: the earth as original cathedral—where you first learn to worship and feel God’s presence around us, paired with the practice of stability the earth as original saints—plants and animals live their calling without trying to be something they’re not and inspire you to do the same, paired with the practice of gratitude the earth as original icon—nature can serve as a window to the holy in the same way that icons do, paired with the practice of lament As you explore what these connections between the earth and faith mean for how to see God in the world around you, you can also look at saints and mystics who experienced nature and the flow of the divine in similar ways.
Categories: Religion

Earth Our Original Monastery

Earth  Our Original Monastery

In Earth, Our Original Monastery, Christine Valters Paintner, bestselling author and online abbess for Abbey of the Arts, shares how living contemplatively with an appreciation for the natural world can make you more aware of the presence ...

Author: Christine Valters Paintner

Publisher: Sorin Books

ISBN: 193205720X

Category: Religion

Page: 160

View: 712

How can we meet God in our everyday lives? In Earth, Our Original Monastery, Christine Valters Paintner, bestselling author and online abbess for Abbey of the Arts, shares how living contemplatively with an appreciation for the natural world can make you more aware of the presence of God in every aspect of your life. She explores monks, mystics, and saints who have experienced the goodness of the Divine in nature and invites you to find solace and spiritual revelation in the wonder of God's creation. The purpose of contemplative living, Christine Valters Paintner suggests, is to allow you to integrate the pieces of your life within yourself, in your community, and in the world around you. When you pay attention to each moment, you nurture your ability to see God's actions in those moments. In Earth, Our Original Monastery, Paintner invites you to begin the journey of contemplative living by focusing on the image of the earth as your original monastery--the place where you learn your most fundamental prayers, participate in each day's liturgy of praise, and experience the wisdom of the seasons. Paintner provides seven ways of seeing the earth in light of faith and pairs each one with a practical invitation to a practice. These include: the earth as original cathedral--where you first learn to worship and feel God's presence around us, paired with the practice of stability the earth as original saints--plants and animals live their calling without trying to be something they're not and inspire you to do the same, paired with the practice of gratitude the earth as original icon--nature can serve as a window to the holy in the same way that icons do, paired with the practice of lament As you explore what these connections between the earth and faith mean for how to see God in the world around you, you can also look at saints and mystics who experienced nature and the flow of the divine in similar ways.
Categories: Religion

Thomas Merton An Introduction to His Life Teachings and Practices

Thomas Merton  An Introduction to His Life  Teachings  and Practices

From there, she teaches daily courses on topics such as The Soul's Slow
Ripening, and Earth, Our Original Monastery. These are also book titles of hers.
She recognizes Merton as an inspiration for her work, saying something that we
said ...

Author: Jon M. Sweeney

Publisher: St. Martin's Essentials

ISBN: 9781250250490

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 128

View: 678

An introduction to the spiritual legacy of Thomas Merton Thomas Merton was a Trappist monk and one of the most influential spiritual figures of the 20th century. His writing on contemplation, monastic life, mysticism, poetry, and social issues have influenced generations and his legacy of interfaith understanding and social justice endures to this day. Thomas Merton: An Introduction to His Life, Teachings, and Practices offers an exploration of Merton as a monk, as a writer, and as a human being. Author Jon M. Sweeney delves into Merton’s life and ideas with an appreciation for his work and a deep understanding of the spiritual depth that it contains. Thomas Merton offers a unique view of the popular and sometimes controversial monk, braiding together his thoughts and practices with the reality of his life to create a full portrait of a pivotal figure. The Merton revealed in its pages is a source of inspiration and insight for those wrestling with questions of faith and spirituality. At its core, the book is about the search for wholeness—a search Merton undertook himself throughout his lifetime and one readers can also embark on as they draw inspiration and guidance from his life.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

The Artist s Rule

The Artist s Rule

Christine Valters Paintner, author of Water, Wind, Earth, and Fire, invites readers to discover and develop their creative gifts in a spirit of prayer and reflection.

Author: Christine Valters Paintner

Publisher: Ave Maria Press

ISBN: 9781933495477

Category: Religion

Page: 192

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Christine Valters Paintner, author of Water, Wind, Earth, and Fire, invites readers to discover and develop their creative gifts in a spirit of prayer and reflection. This twelve-week course draws on the insights and practices of Benedictine spirituality to explore the interplay between contemplation and creativity. Summarized in the phrase "pray and work," The Rule of St. Benedict provides the inspiration for Christine Valters Paintner's newest exploration of the mutually nourishing relationship between contemplative practices and creative expression. Artists of all stripes and stations in life--poets or painters, potters or photographers--will discover how traditions of Benedictine, Celtic, and desert spirituality can offer new sources of inspiration for their work. Through this twelve-week course, themes like "Sacred Tools and Sacred Space," "Creative Solitude and Community," and "Nature as a Source of Revelation and Inspiration" are enriched by Paintner's perceptive discussion and enhanced by insightful quotations from well-known artists and writers. Each week offers suggestions for grounding both the creative and the spiritual life through three basic practices: walking, lectio divina, and journaling. In sync with Paintner's vibrant Internet presence, The Artist's Rule is supplemented with online resources, including guided meditation podcasts, video lessons, and discussions.
Categories: Religion

Ravignan s last retreat given to the Carmelite nuns of the monastery Rue de Messine Paris Tr by F M Mahony

Ravignan s last retreat  given to the Carmelite nuns of the monastery  Rue de Messine  Paris  Tr  by F M  Mahony

the following of my vocation , I despise and leave . For me there is no world , no
earth . My Saviour is my all ! The immolation of self for His sake , the life of faith ,
the supernatural life , the life of our Lord Jesus Christ is my all . And , Sisters , let ...

Author: Gustave François Xavier de la Croix de Ravignan

Publisher:

ISBN: OXFORD:600100065

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The rise and fall of the Irish Franciscan monasteries and memoirs of the Irish hierarchy in the seventeenth century

The rise and fall of the Irish Franciscan monasteries  and memoirs of the Irish hierarchy in the seventeenth century

All the oppressions a corrupt state could lay on us we have hitherto with a silent
fortitude borne , and would still , did not Puritan impietie swell to that height , as it
spared not heaven nor earth . Our king and queen ( most virtuous princes ) are ...

Author: Charles Patrick Meehan

Publisher:

ISBN: OXFORD:600102034

Category: Ireland

Page: 398

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Categories: Ireland

Medieval Chronicles and the Rotation of the Earth

Medieval Chronicles and the Rotation of the Earth

It is interesting that the chronicler , at the year 866 , has inserted a list of the
Byzantine emperors from 866 " to our time , that is , the ... t This reference is the
Chronicon S . Laurentii Leodiensis , a chronicle of the affairs of his original
monastery .

Author: Robert R. Newton

Publisher:

ISBN: UCAL:B4164785

Category: Astronomy

Page: 825

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The main purpose of this work is to obtain and assess a large body of observations of solar eclipses from medieval records (roughly the period from 400 to 1200), and to use the observations in improving our knowledge of the motion of the solar system. Catalogues of various types of data are given in the appendices including but not limited to lunar eclipses, comets, novae, famines, and earthquakes.
Categories: Astronomy

The Wisdom of the Body

The Wisdom of the Body

In The Wisdom of the Body, Christine Valters Paintner focuses on the true meaning of the Incarnation—God became flesh—and points to the spiritual importance of appreciating the bodies God gave us.

Author: Christine Valters Paintner

Publisher: Ave Maria Press

ISBN: 9781933495835

Category: Religion

Page: 224

View: 527

The distorted view of the perfect female body created by popular culture, television, movies, and the media often causes women to become uncomfortable with their own bodies. Christine Valters Paintner, popular author of nine books and abbess of the online retreat center Abbey of the Arts, draws from Celtic, desert, and Benedictine traditions to help women connect with their bodies through writing, visual art, and movement. In The Wisdom of the Body, Christine Valters Paintner focuses on the true meaning of the Incarnation—God became flesh—and points to the spiritual importance of appreciating the bodies God gave us. Each of the book’s ten chapters is a mini-workshop designed to lead us to new ways of being in relationship with our bodies. Starting with the senses and shifting toward emotions and desires, Paintner explores their role as thresholds to discovering the body’s wisdom. She draws from Christian tradition to offer principles and practices such as stability, hospitality, and gratitude to lead us on a journey that ends with a sense of deep peace and self-acceptance. Through expressive arts and creative movement, Paintner demonstrates a new a language and way of integrating and sharing our discoveries. By exploring the lives of women in the Bible and in the Christian tradition—including Eve, Mary, Hildegaard of Bingen, and Amma Syncletica—Paintner introduces us to companions that accompany us on our journey.
Categories: Religion

The Eyes of the Heart

The Eyes of the Heart

In this first book to explore photography as a spiritual practice from a Christian perspective, Christine Valters Paintner builds on the process of contemplative creativity she introduced online at Abbey of the Arts and in her book The ...

Author: Christine Valters Paintner

Publisher: Ave Maria Press

ISBN: 9781933495552

Category: Religion

Page: 160

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In this first book to explore photography as a spiritual practice from a Christian perspective, Christine Valters Paintner builds on the process of contemplative creativity she introduced online at Abbey of the Arts and in her book The Artist's Rule. She considers how a camera can help readers open "the eyes of the heart." More than a book on photographic technique, Eyes of the Heart is about cultivating photography as a spiritual practice. Adapting the monastic practice of lectio divina (sacred reading) into a form of visio divina (sacred seeing), spiritual director and Benedictine oblate Christine Valters Paintner invites readers to a new way of viewing the world--through the lens of a camera. Paintner guides readers through six themes connecting the medium of photography with the Christian spiritual life. Each theme provides a photographic journey in which the reader does not simply take images, but receives images and learns to see with "the eyes of the heart" (Eph 1:18). Photos by the author are included.
Categories: Religion

The Soul s Slow Ripening

The Soul s Slow Ripening

As you explore an alternate way of discerning a spiritual path—one which honors the moment-by-moment invitations and the soul’s seasonal rhythms—you will discover that this book will help you become more aligned with creativity and ...

Author: Christine Valters Paintner

Publisher: Ave Maria Press

ISBN: 9781932057119

Category: Religion

Page: 192

View: 887

What does God want for your life? Christine Valters Paintner, bestselling Catholic author and online abbess for Abbey of the Arts, uses reflections, stories, guided activities, prayer experiences, and a variety of creative arts to help you patiently and attentively listen to God’s invitation. Everyone wants to understand God’s will for their lives. Christine Valters Paintner shares one of the most ancient paths to understanding from her study of monasticism and immersion into Celtic spirituality while living in Ireland. The Celtic way, which Paintner distills into twelve practices, offers discernment that focuses on the environment rather than the intellectual focus present in other forms of discernment. It allows for what Paintner calls the “soul’s slow ripening,” coming into the fullness of our own sweetness before we pluck the fruit. Each chapter begins with a story of a particular Irish saint—some well-known like Patrick or Brigid, others less so, such as Ita and Ciaran—and then introduces a helpful practice for discernment that the saint’s life illustrates. Paintner explores the call of dreams, the importance of thresholds, the practice of peregrination (wandering for the love of God), walking the rounds, learning by heart, soul friends, blessing each moment, and the wisdom of the landscape and the seasons. Readers are invited to explore these concepts through photography and writing. She invites us to contemplative walks with specific themes along with poetic writing prompts for expression. As you explore an alternate way of discerning a spiritual path—one which honors the moment-by-moment invitations and the soul’s seasonal rhythms—you will discover that this book will help you become more aligned with creativity and wholeness.
Categories: Religion

Water Wind Earth and Fire

Water  Wind  Earth  and Fire

Organized around "The Canticle of the Creatures" by St. Francis of Assisi, Water, Wind, Earth, and Fire is the first book to consider the ways in which praying with the natural elements can enliven Christian spiritual life.

Author: Christine Valters Paintner

Publisher: Ave Maria Press

ISBN: 9781933495507

Category: Religion

Page: 160

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Organized around "The Canticle of the Creatures" by St. Francis of Assisi, Water, Wind, Earth, and Fire is the first book to consider the ways in which praying with the natural elements can enliven Christian spiritual life. Teacher, artist, and Benedictine oblate Christine Valters Paintner offers concrete suggestions and guided contemplative exercises; for instance, she suggests that readers take time to "watch the sunrise or sunset and breathe in the beauty of the fiery sky. Contemplate what those beginnings and endings have to say in your own life." Readers benefit from Paintner's extensive training in theology and Benedictine spirituality, as well as her unique work in bringing the expressive arts to spiritual direction.
Categories: Religion

Sacred Time

Sacred Time

In Sacred Time: Embracing an Intentional Way of Life, Christine Valters Paintner guides us as we move beyond our own lives and embrace a world that urges us toward rest, reflection, and growth.

Author: Christine Valters Paintner

Publisher: Ave Maria Press

ISBN: 9781932057232

Category: Religion

Page: 160

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We live in a world where there never seems to be enough time for all we want and need to do. In Sacred Time: Embracing an Intentional Way of Life, Christine Valters Paintner guides us as we move beyond our own lives and embrace a world that urges us toward rest, reflection, and growth. In Sacred Time, Paintner, abbess of the online Abbey of the Arts, shows us how by becoming in tune with the rhythms of the natural world, we can live more intentionally and experience a conversion toward a more expansive way of being. Paintner introduces us to the eight cycles of sacred time that exist in our everyday lives. These cycles that can ground us through our busy lives are breath, rhythms of the day, weekly rhythms and Sabbath rest, waxing and waning lunar cycles, seasons of the year, seasons of a lifetime, ancestral time, and cosmic time. Each cycle encourages us to mindfully consider the time that passes as quickly as each breath and as slowly as the passing of generations. Within each cycle, we find wisdom from sacred tradition and the saints, including St. Benedict, St. Ignatius of Loyola, and St. Hildegard of Bingen; room for growth; and the presence of the Divine. Along the way, we are also given scriptural guidance, and we are invited to spiritual practices and creative explorations that will help deepen our understanding of each cycle, allow that understanding to take root in our lives, and expand our lives beyond the pressures of each day.
Categories: Religion

The Soul of a Pilgrim

The Soul of a Pilgrim

In The Soul of a Pilgrim, Paintner identifies eight stages of the pilgrim's way and shows how to follow these steps to make an intentional, transformative journey to the reader's inner "wild edges.

Author: Christine Valters Paintner

Publisher: Ave Maria Press

ISBN: 9781933495873

Category: Religion

Page: 160

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The renowned author of eight books and abbess of the online retreat center Abbey of the Arts, Christine Valters Paintner takes readers on a new kind of pilgrimage: an inner journey to discover the heart of God. Eight stages of the pilgrim's way--from hearing the call to coming home--are accompanied by scripture stories of great biblical journeys and the author's unique and creative practices of prayer, writing, and photography. As she did in The Artist's Rule and Eyes of the Heart, Christine Valters Paintner once again helps readers travel to the frontiers of their souls to discover the hidden presence of God. In The Soul of a Pilgrim, Paintner identifies eight stages of the pilgrim's way and shows how to follow these steps to make an intentional, transformative journey to the reader's inner "wild edges." Each phase of the exploration requires a distinct practice such as packing lightly, being uncomfortable, or embracing the unknown. Paintner shows how to cultivate attentiveness to the divine through deep listening, patience, and opening oneself to the gifts that arise in the midst of discomfort. Each of the eight chapters offers reflections on the themes, a scripture story, an invitation to the practice of lectio divina, and a creative exploration through photography and writing.
Categories: Religion

Illuminating the Way

Illuminating the Way

In Illuminating the Way, Christine Valters Paintner takes you on a journey through your inner life accompanied by twelve great monks and mystics from the Christian tradition.

Author: Christine Valters Paintner

Publisher: Ave Maria Press

ISBN: 9781933495941

Category: Religion

Page: 224

View: 717

Popular author of eight books and abbess of the online retreat center Abbey of the Arts, Christine Valters Paintner explores how the lives and spirituality of twelve monks and mystics offer distinct patterns of thought that will lead you to a deeper understanding of your strengths and areas of growth and will guide you on the path to your true spiritual identity. In Illuminating the Way, Christine Valters Paintner takes you on a journey through your inner life accompanied by twelve great monks and mystics from the Christian tradition. Each figure invites you to discover the energy and potential of a particular archetype--the inner sage in Benedict; the inner visionary in Hildegard of Bingen; and the inner orphan in Dorothy Day. From the prophet Miriam of the Hebrew scriptures to twentieth century monk Thomas Merton, Paintner offers an array of challenging and enlivening models to explore. Paintner is beloved by readers for her creative practices, guided meditations, and beautiful prayers and poems, and she has included all of these elements in her new book to further explore the image associated with each mystic. Her insightful reflections on key selections of each mystic's writings will help you gain greater self-knowledge and experience a deeper encounter with God. Each chapter also includes a full-color painting of each monk or mystic by Marcy Hall with commentary by Paintner and scripture passages and mediations by Paintner's husband, John. Supplemental materials, including a CD with music, a DVD with movement prayers, and a book that includes images, poems, and music notations are available on Paintner's website AbbeyoftheArts.com.
Categories: Religion

The Monastery of Epiphanius at Thebes

The Monastery of Epiphanius at Thebes

Apa Basilius - For whom called they ever blessed because that he had wealth , or
who hath been saved while in bodily ease ? ... ” 53. ( Cairo 44674.101 ) -Original
Monastery . Pottery . By scribe of 1 . “ From a Festal Letter of our holy father ...

Author: Herbert Eustis Winlock

Publisher:

ISBN: UVA:X004194543

Category: Christian antiquities

Page:

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Categories: Christian antiquities

Illustrated British Ballads Old and New

Illustrated British Ballads  Old and New

The following very striking ballad is amongst the most weird and beautiful of the
poetical writings of our author . Its moral needs no ... He heard across the howling
seas Chime convent bells on wintry nights ; He saw on spray - swept Hebrides
Twinkle the monastery lights . But north , still north ... On earth my crime , my
death , they knew ; My name is under all men's ban ; Ah ! tell them of my respite
too .

Author: George Barnett Smith

Publisher:

ISBN: NYPL:33433082129473

Category: Ballads, English

Page:

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Categories: Ballads, English

The Celtic Church in Scotland

The Celtic Church in Scotland

3 The original monastery would seem to have been of wood , or of wattles and
clay . ... the shore , a large enclosure , surrounded by a high rampart or
embankment ( vallum ) constructed of earth or perhaps of a mixture of earth and
stone . ... 1 In our own day the island , we know 124 THE CELTIC CHURCH IN
SCOTLAND .

Author: John Dowden

Publisher:

ISBN: HARVARD:32044014186449

Category: Celtic Church

Page: 338

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Categories: Celtic Church

Monastery Without Walls

Monastery Without Walls

finally give ourselves completely to the love in the silence , nothing is left to
distract our attention . ... can death be a transition into the golden heart of the
silence if we have never spent any time getting to know it during our lifespan on
earth ?

Author: Bruce Davis

Publisher:

ISBN: 0890875936

Category: Religion

Page: 184

View: 198

Discusses prayer, meditation, and the importance of silence for spiritual growth, and explains how to find spiritual moments in everyday life
Categories: Religion