Finding the Monk Within

Great Monastic Values for Today

by Edward C. Sellner ’78M.A., ’81Ph.D. (Paulist Press)

finding_the_monk.jpgUsing stories of early Christian leaders in the monastic tradition, the author relates how their values of silence, solitude, faith and compassion are still relevant today. Among the monastic heroes he includes are Antony, the “first monk,” Augustine and Jerome, John Cassian, Brigit of Kildare, Gregory the Great, Benedict and Scholastica and, finally, Bernard of Clairvaux.

Sellner is a professor of pastoral theology and spirituality at the College of St. Catherine in St. Paul, Minnesota. He is also the author of Wisdom of the Celtic Saints and Stories of the Celtic Soul Friends: Their Meaning for Today.

(September 2008)