Radical hospitality : Benedict's way of love / Lonni Collins Pratt with Daniel Homan.

By: Pratt, Lonni Collins, 1953-Contributor(s): Homan, Daniel, O.S.B | Pratt, Lonni Collins, 1953-. Benedict's wayMaterial type: TextTextPublication details: Brewster, Mass. : Paraclete Press, c2011Edition: New expanded edDescription: xx, 295 p. ; 17 cmISBN: 9781557258915; 1557258910Subject(s): Benedictines -- Spiritual life | Hospitality -- Religious aspects -- ChristianityLOC classification: BX3003 | .P73 2011
Contents:
To make a beginning -- The taming of hospitality -- Hospitality begins inside -- Welcoming the other -- Cloister, community, and hospitality -- Preparing a table -- Companionship and intimacy -- The making of a heart : it's not easy to love -- Making room for yourself -- Being a companion through the hurt -- Calling a truce : hospitality toward God -- Listening : the deep truth of hospitality -- Appendix: a radical hospitality congregation plan.
Summary: "There is no need to be afraid as we walk through life--afraid of the unknown, the unexpected, even other people. Deep within the heart of Christian spirituality lies a remedy to fear, anger, and suspicion: hospitality. Sharing monastic wisdom as well as stories from her own life, Pratt encourages us to embrace the true meaning of love for the other, by welcoming the stranger--into both our homes and hearts. This new edition of a contemporary classic has been updated thoroughly, including two new chapters, a new introduction, and more ancient and contemporary monastic insight" --Cover, p. 4.
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Rev. ed. of: Benedict's way.

To make a beginning -- The taming of hospitality -- Hospitality begins inside -- Welcoming the other -- Cloister, community, and hospitality -- Preparing a table -- Companionship and intimacy -- The making of a heart : it's not easy to love -- Making room for yourself -- Being a companion through the hurt -- Calling a truce : hospitality toward God -- Listening : the deep truth of hospitality -- Appendix: a radical hospitality congregation plan.

"There is no need to be afraid as we walk through life--afraid of the unknown, the unexpected, even other people. Deep within the heart of Christian spirituality lies a remedy to fear, anger, and suspicion: hospitality. Sharing monastic wisdom as well as stories from her own life, Pratt encourages us to embrace the true meaning of love for the other, by welcoming the stranger--into both our homes and hearts. This new edition of a contemporary classic has been updated thoroughly, including two new chapters, a new introduction, and more ancient and contemporary monastic insight" --Cover, p. 4.

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