Heart Whispers: Benedictine Wisdom for Today

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Heart Whispers

For six years Elizabeth Canham lived in an Episcopal Benedictine Monastery where the rhythm work, silence, prayer, solitude and community time impacted her own journey. St. Benedict’s Rule, written in the sixth century CE, contains so much wisdom that is relevant today.

Heart Whispers offers accessible insights from Benedictine spirituality to help us explore the need for faithful living in today’s often stress-filled world. Through listening with “the ear of the heart,” the sixth century monk Benedict gained a fresh perspective on Christian spirituality as he lived by three simple vows: stability, obedience and conversion.

Elizabeth Canham guides readers to a daily rhythm that balances work and rest, study and play. Readers will discover anew that life with God is a journey that grows richer and more blessed as we hear and respond to divine grace.

Heart Whisper is now available at Amazon for purchase, and as an eBook.

“As we gain more insight into the harmful effects of our imbalanced lives on personal health, interpersonal relationships, and social cohesion, Benedict’s sixth-century prescription for wholesome living proves itself remarkably fitting for twenty-first century ailments. With the clarity of a scholar and the wisdom of a monk, Elizabeth Canham shows how the Benedictine way helps us regain our equilibrium as we seek and find God in the ordinariness of our days.”

John S. Mogabgab
Founding Editor
Weavings Journal