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Western Monasticism: A History of the Monastic Movement in the Latin Church

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Christians have been drawn to monastic life nearly as long as Christianity has existed. Dedicating themselves to prayer, meditation, and good works, men and women in many diverse times and places have been willing to abstain from marriage, sexual relations, and personal ownership to serve God single-mindedly.

In this overview of the Latin tradition, Peter King, emeritus sen
Paperback, 463 pages
Published November 1st 1999 by Cistercian Publications (first published January 1st 1999)
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Peter King (b. 1922) is an English author of mystery fiction, a Cordon Bleu–trained chef, and a retired metallurgist. He has operated a tungsten mine, overseen the establishment of South America’s first steel processing plant, and prospected for minerals around the globe. His work carried him from continent to continent before he finally settled in Florida, where he led the design team for the ...more
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