In this series, Sr. Mary Margaret Funk offers the foundational theory and practice of the early monastic way of life—demonstrating why this inner work is as necessary today as ever. A respected spiritual director, Funk provides specific examples on living a Spirit-centered life and draws upon the wisdom of St. Benedict and others for further illustration. She guides readers on lectio divina, and gaining freedom from preoccupations such as food, sex, possessions, anger, dejection, and pride.
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Mary Margaret Funk is a Benedictine nun of Our Lady of Grace Monastery in Beech Grove, Indiana. From 1994 through 2004, she served as executive director of Monastic Interreligious Dialogue, which fosters dialogue among monastics of the world’s religions. In addition to the volumes of the Matters Series, she is the author of Islam Is: An Experience of Dialogue and Devotion and Into the Depths: A Journey of Loss and Vocation.