‘Strangers to the City: Reflections on the Beliefs and Values of the Rule of Saint Benedict’

by Michael Casey OCSO

Fr Michael Casey of Tarrawarra Abbey in Australia offers his teachings on what it means to live today in the distinctive path of St. Benedict. The challenge of Gospel living, through the monastic way, counters the dominant, secular culture that surrounds and conditions us. He presents thoughtful reflections on the values of asceticism, silence, leisure, reading, chastity, and poverty, placing each of these ancient beliefs in a vibrant, contemporary context. A must-read for all those who seek to deepen their faith through the dynamics of the monastic experience.

This book is part of the A VOICE FROM THE MONASTERY series, sharing the ancient wisdom of monastic spirituality for people seeking a more contemplative life today.

‘Casey knows what Benedict is trying to say. And he knows how to apply it to the modern world.’ – Terrence Kardong, OSB