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Little Church on the Prairie:
The History of St. Anthony Parish
by Placid Alois Gross,
   O.S.B.
Br. Placid’s book is the story of a community, of people, a church in a particular place in rural North Dakota, and yet it is also a story of aal of the rural western plains states. Even if you have never been here, if you have never known any of these people, it is still a story that has been repeated all across the plains in the last century. It is a slice of Americana.
294 pages, paper cover, $30.00
The Motley Crew: Monastic Lives by Benet Tvedten, O.S.B. In this latest collection of portraits and reflections on the monastic live, Brother Benet Tvedten has gathered together a motley crew Indeed. Inside this book you’ll encounter the stories, both legend and history, of ancestors and contemporary monastics, the saints, and the lay people who contributed to this movement over the centuries. They struggle with obedience: Maurus jumps into the lake. They perform miracles: Scholastica prays up a storm to keep her brother at her side. They venture forth to serve as missionaries in the American wilderness of the Dakota territories, always with St. Benedict as their guide. The Motley Crew is a lively history in which you’ll follow the rise and fall of monastic life in Europe and the United States, with its ongoing conflicts between obedience to the Rule and the human desires for a life of comfort and ease. This collection of saints so far from living the “state of perfection” attributed to the monastic life by the church, reflects truly human and the holy nature to which we all aspire. 133 pages, paper cover, $12.95 Liturgical Press, Collegeville, MN
Conversation with Saint Benedict by Terrence Kardong, O.S.B. The Rule of Saint Benedict meets contemporary culture–the connection points and the sticking points between the two are the focus of Conversation with Saint Benedict. Renowned Benedictine scholar Terrence Kardong considers various aspects of modern culture that he considers worrisome and the light that Benedict’s Rule might shed on them for Christians today. He also takes up specific aspects of the Rule itself that he finds difficult to deal with. This boo, then, offers a rich interplay that does not shrink from r ecognizint both strengths and weaknesses in our culture as well as in Benedict’s own ideas. 146 pages, paper cover, $17.95 Liturgical Press, Collegeville, MN
Assumption Abbey Press,  Richardton, ND
How to Be a Monastic and Not Leave Your Day Job by Benet Tvedten, O.S.B. You don’t have to be in a monastery in order to live like a monk. Some people become oblates, establishing a formal relationship to a nearby monastery, its monks, and its rule. Others develop a life of prayer, study and spiritual practice in more informal ways. Some are Catholic, some are not. In today’s hectic, changing world, How to Be a Monastic and Not Leave Your Day Job offers a rich spirtiual connection to a living monasticism that is available to all. 146 pages, paper cover, $13.10 Paraclete Press, Brewster, MA
The Life of St. Benedict by Gregory the Great Translation and commentary by Terrence Kardong O.S.B. In his classic Second Book of Dialogues, Pope Gregory the Great lionizes Saint Benedict as a hero and casts him predominantly in the role of miracle worker. Yet in his Rule, Benedict comes across more as a practical community organizer and premier spiritual father. In this volume, Terrence Kardong offers a fresh take on Gregory the Great’s classic. He alternates between translated sections of the Dialogues and his own commentary. Crisp and direct, and infused with his wry and  ever-present sense of humor, Kardong’s writing is sure to build up the spiritual live of readers and, equally important, to make them love St. Benedict. 160 pages, paper cover, $16.95 Liturgical Press, Collegeville, MN
The Seven Evil Servants
by Abbot Brian Wangler, OSB
32 pages, paper cover, $8.00
Assumption Abbey Press, Richardton, ND
Abbot Brian Wangler’s thoughtful and thought provoking book on the seven deadly sins, looks at the drives  that energize these sins, and how these same drives may ultimately lead  to virtue.
Beautiful Churches, Deadly Sins, Legendary Popes, Cantakerous Monks… These books have it all! Although they are not for sale online, we invite you to pick up your copy/copies from the Abbey Gift Shop during its scheduled hours.
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Abbey Authors
Little Church on the Prairie:
The History of St. Anthony Parish
by Placid Alois Gross,
Br. Placid’s book is the story of a community, of people, a church in a particular place in rural North Dakota, and yet it is also a story of aal of the rural western plains states. Even if you have never been here, if you have never known any of these people, it is still a story that has been repeated all across the plains in the last century. It is a slice of Americana
294 pages, paper cover, $30.00
The Motley Crew: Monastic Lives by Benet Tvedten, O.S.B. In this latest collection of portraits and reflections on the monastic live, Brother Benet Tvedten has gathered together a motley crew Indeed. Inside this book you’ll encounter the stories, both legend and history, of ancestors and contemporary monastics, the saints, and the lay people who contributed to this movement over the centuries. They struggle with obedience: Maurus jumps into the lake. They perform miracles: Scholastica prays up a storm to keep her brother at her side. They venture forth to serve as missionaries in the American wilderness of the Dakota territories, always with St. Benedict as their guide. The Motley Crew is a lively history in which you’ll follow the rise and fall of monastic life in Europe and the United States, with its ongoing conflicts between obedience to the Rule and the human desires for a life of comfort and ease. This collection of saints so far from living the “state of perfection” attributed to the monastic life by the church, reflects truly human and the holy nature to which we all aspire. 133 pages, paper cover, $12.95 Liturgical Press, Collegeville, MN
Conversation with Saint Benedict by Terrence Kardong, O.S.B. The Rule of Saint Benedict meets contemporary culture–the connection points and the sticking points between the two are the focus of Conversation with Saint Benedict. Renowned Benedictine scholar Terrence Kardong considers various aspects of modern culture that he considers worrisome and the light that Benedict’s Rule might shed on them for Christians today. He also takes up specific aspects of the Rule itself that he finds difficult to deal with. This boo, then, offers a rich interplay that does not shrink from r ecognizint both strengths and weaknesses in our culture as well as in Benedict’s own ideas 146 pages, paper cover, $17.95 Liturgical Press, Collegeville, MN
How to Be a Monastic and Not Leave Your Day Job by Benet Tvedten, O.S.B. You don’t have to be in a monastery in order to live like a monk. Some people become oblates, establishing a formal relationship to a nearby monastery, its monks, and its rule. Others develop a life of prayer, study and spiritual practice in more informal ways. Some are Catholic, some are not. In today’s hectic, changing world, How to Be a Monastic and Not Leave Your Day Job offers a rich spirtiual connection to a living monasticism that is available to all. 146 pages, paper cover, $13.10 Paraclete Press, Brewster, MA
The Life of St. Benedict by Gregory the Great Translation and commentary by Terrence Kardong O.S.B. In his classic Second Book of Dialogues, Pope Gregory the Great lionizes Saint Benedict as a hero and casts him predominantly in the role of miracle worker. Yet in his Rule, Benedict comes across more as a practical community organizer and premier spiritual father. In this volume, Terrence Kardong offers a fresh take on Gregory the Great’s classic. He alternates between translated sections of the Dialogues and his own commentary. Crisp and direct, and infused with his wry and  ever-present sense of humor, Kardong’s writing is sure to build up the spiritual live of readers and, equally important, to make them love St. Benedict. 160 pages, paper cover, $16.95 Liturgical Press, Collegeville, MN
The Seven Evil Servants
32 pages, paper cover, $8.00
Assumption Abbey Press, Richardton, ND
Abbot Brian Wangler’s thoughtful and thought provoking book on the seven deadly sins, looks at the drives  that energize these sins, and how these same drives may ultimately lead  to virtue.
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