A monastic vision for the 21st century: where do we go from here?

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Cistercian Publications, Oct 31, 2006 - Religion - 236 pages
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An ancient lifestyle which has been adapted, renewed, and is still being followed today, monasticism appears to some outside it as a quaint anachronism and to others as the sanest of all ways of living. Can it survive in the post post-modern world? A dozen insiders and outsiders-monastics, academics, clergy, laypersons, hermits, cenobites, poets, and writers-offer their reflections on the future of the monastic life of prayer and community.

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Dom Bernardo Olivera was born in Argentina in 1943. He entered the Trappist Abbey of Azul after his university studies and completed his theological studies at the Catholic University of Argentina and in Rome. Olivera had been master of novices and abbot of his community before being elected Abbot General of the Order of Cistercians of the Strict Observance (Trappists) in 1990, a position he held until his resignation in 2008.

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