Instances of Discovery

Benedictine Options: Learning to Live from the Sons and Daughters of Saints Benedict and Scholastica. Collegeville, Minnesota: Liturgical Press, Sept. 2021.

"Patrick Henry breaks open the essence of Benedictinism to the modern world. He provides the elements of a world imbedded in the basics of life when the rest of the world tilts toward its extremes. He gives us vectors to steer by—community, tradition, hospitality, productivity, and stewardship, as well as an immersion in the spiritual heart of life. He presents Benedictinism as a mirror to the world around it as it defines and redefines itself from age to age."

- Joan Chittister, OSB

See also Sister Joan's comments on the book in her National Catholic Reporter column "From Where I Stand" for July 8, 2021: “Benedictine options: an escape or an experience of essence.”

A précis of the opening chapter:

A review: