Radical Hospitality: Benedict's Way of Love: Benedict's Way of Love, 2nd Edition (Paperback)

Radical Hospitality: Benedict's Way of Love: Benedict's Way of Love, 2nd Edition By Lonni Collins Pratt, Father Daniel Homan (Contributions by) Cover Image
By Lonni Collins Pratt, Father Daniel Homan (Contributions by)
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For readers of “The Benedict Option”, here is another invaluable collection of Benedictine wisdom to live by. Today's culture is increasingly hostile and suspicious toward anyone who appears to be different--especially when tragedy strikes. Our instinct is to bolt our doors and protect the ones we love. But deep within the heart of Benedictine spirituality lies a remedy to hatred, fear, and suspicion: hospitality. At once deeply comforting and sharply challenging, true Benedictine hospitality requires that we welcome the stranger, not only into our homes, but into our hearts. With warmth and humor, drawing from the monastic tradition and sharing personal anecdotes from their own lives, Pratt and Homan encourage us to embrace not only the literal stranger, but the stranger within and the stranger in those we love.

About the Author

Lonni Collins Pratt, an award-winning journalist and author, lives with her family in Michigan and leads retreats and workshops throughout the country on the principles of Radical Hospitality.

A Benedictine monk for 40 years, Fr. Homan lives at St. Benedict Monastery in Oxford, Michigan.

Praise For…

“The Rule of St. Benedict has brought wisdom and comfort to believers for over 1,500 years. One of its main practices is listening, being really present for other human beings. This leads naturally into hospitality, which in monasteries has meant giving guests the space to pray and to rest, to enter silence or to speak in intimate terms about their journey of faith. Homan and Pratt show how this can become a part of anyone's daily life.” —Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality & Practice: Resources for Spiritual Journeys

“At its most basic, hospitality means saying ‘welcome in’ to the friend and the stranger alike. This doesn’t mean you share the same intimacy with a stranger as with a friend. It only means you’re open to and grateful for the gift of discovering what any person has to offer no matter who they are. Father Daniel Homan and Lonni Collins Pratt unpack the virtue of hospitality and what it means today in Radical Hospitality: Benedict’s Way of Love. Their interpretation flows from the monastic spirituality of St. Benedict, who in his Rule of St. Benedict set the expectation that monks extend hospitality to others...I am grateful to Homan and Pratt for the depth of their study of hospitality and the accessible way in which they communicate it in Radical Hospitality. At its most basic, hospitality means saying ‘welcome in’—easier to say about your house than about your heart.” —Brian St. Clair, bookreadinglife.com

Product Details
ISBN: 9781557258915
ISBN-10: 1557258910
Publisher: Paraclete Press
Publication Date: June 1st, 2011
Pages: 320
Language: English