Thirsting for God : Prayers from a Monastery


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Deep within each of us is the desire to drink from the fountain of God's life-giving Spirit. The source of that desire welling up within us is also its realization. "Let anyone who thirsts come to me and drink," Jesus says.
The monks of Saint Meinrad Archabbey, like other men and women who have followed the Rule of St. Benedict for centuries, dedicate their lives to prayer, work, and community life based on the Gospel. Whether chanting the Psalms together, prayerfully reading scripture, or simply soaking in the resounding silence of God's Word, the monks strive to listen for and respond to the voice of the Lord in the daily rhythm of their lives.

Thirsting for God: Prayers from a Monastery offers a sip from the deep well of contemplation available to us all. The prayers, poems, and reflections shared in this small volume express a yearning not so different from our own. Truly, our combined thirst for God reveals a cup that overflows.


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