Monasteries of the Heart

Recommended Books for Lectio

A Book of Hours

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Sorin Books, Notre Dame, Indiana
Thomas Merton - A Book of Hours


Kathleen Deignan

Why I recommend this book:

I alternate my praying the hours between the previous book reccomended (seven sacred pauses), and this one. Kathleen has filled the hours of this book with excerps from Thomas Merton's writings: poems, prayers, essays. These are profound, and each time I pray them, they reveal new depths.
Kathleen has outlined only the four main hours: Morning, Day, Dusk, and Dark, for each day of the week. Beautiful!
(Kathleen is a sister of the Congregation of Notre Dame. She is also composer in residence for Schola Ministries - )

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June 30, 2012

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