Visit the Abbey of the Arts online retreat platform to access your programs:

A new review of The Artist’s Rule

The lovely Claire over at A Catholic Woman’s Place has posted a review of The Artist’s Rule: Nurturing Your Creative Soul through Monastic Wisdom and has some really wonderful things to say.  Here is an excerpt:

It is one of the best books I have read in the past decade, one of these works which is a seeker’s and a blogger’s dream: it is filled with idea of reflections, meditations, and quotes that trigger self-exploration and self-understanding.

I do not want to tell you all that is inside this book. I would like you to be surprised and enchanted by all that this book contains — of wisdom, of kindness. A sort of silence comes out of it to invite you to enter it. It is an inspiring book. You will find it encouraging. Your inner child, your inner monk, your inner artist, and your inner mystic will be grateful to you for spending the time to discover all that you thought you were not.

Stop by her post to read the full review>>

Previous Virtual Book Tour stops:

You can order Christine’s two newest books from The Artist’s Rule: Nurturing Your Creative Soul with Monastic Wisdom and Lectio Divina–The Sacred Arts: Transforming Words and Images into Heart-Centered Prayer (or share a poem at the Poetry Party – see link below – and enter for a chance to win a free book!)

Stop by this week’s Poetry Party

Make sure to stop by the newest Poetry Party at the Abbey on the theme of “The Great Journey.”  Pour a cup of tea and linger with the beautiful poems already gathering there and then share your own with us.

You might also enjoy

Monk in the World: Michael Moore

I am delighted to share another beautiful selection to the Monk in the World guest post series from the community. Read on for Michael Moore’s reflection “Finding Hope on the Threshold.” When I was asked to contribute a Monk in the World guest post, I

Read More »

Some Updates from Your Online Abbess

Dearest monks, artists, and pilgrims, This past Monday our Wisdom Council gathered together online for our semi-annual time of reflection, inspiration, and planning. We are extraordinarily blessed with a group of 14 members who are heart-centered, contemplative leaders committed to helping Abbey of the Arts continue to

Read More »

Monk in the World Guest Post: Melinda Emily Thomas

I am delighted so share another beautiful submission to the Monk in the World guest post from the community. Read on for Abbey Assistant Melinda Thomas‘ reflection on statio is adapted from her book Sacred Balance: Aligning Body and Spirit Through Yoga and the Benedictine

Read More »