In this latest addition to the Spiritual Directors International Series,
professional spiritual directors and those in formation programs
learn to extend traditional forms of hospitality by living out its
deeper meaning as they explore ways in which the spirit of
hospitality enriches the spiritual direction experience.
Introduction -- Hospitality and the rule of St. Benedict -- A new paradigm for hospitality -- The rule of St. Benedict -- A hospitable environment -- A hospitable approach -- The centrality of christ -- Receiving guests : a holistic process -- Applications for Benedictine hospitality -- Hospitality : its multifaceted dimensions -- Tapping historical roots -- Embracing unconditional love -- The dynamic paradox : both host and guest (stranger) -- Being both host and guest (stranger) -- The dance of numinous reciprocity -- Hospitality as modeled by Christ -- Being hospitable to Scripture -- Bridging old and new -- New Testament hospitality -- Instituting the Sacrament of hospitality -- Transformation through hospitality -- The Sacrament of hospitality, deferred -- Challenges to practicing hospitality -- Addressing the tension between desire and practice -- Embracing challenges : a self-reflective examine -- Becoming hospitality -- Pathways to hospitality -- Being a passionate person of prayer -- Learning to rest in the hand of God -- Expanding our images of God -- Developing the gift of forgiveness -- Cultivating generosity of heart -- Conclusion.
Number Of Pages: 128
Published: 1st September 2006