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Beginning Again : Benedictine Wisdom for Living with Illness - Mary Earle

Beginning Again

Benedictine Wisdom for Living with Illness

Paperback Published: 1st October 2004
ISBN: 9780819219657
Number Of Pages: 144

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In 1995 Mary Earle was hospitalized with acute pancreatitis. When she was able to return home, she still faced a long recovery. She had to stay in bed most of the time, and eating was difficult some days. The busy life she had always known was gone, and she had to begin again. Like others who suffer from serious or chronic conditions, Mary Earle found that living with illness can require major adjustments in life. Using St. Benedict's ancient Rule--his way of ordering the life and days of religious communities--Beginning Again teaches readers how to discern a rule of life that helps them with changes in resting and activity levels, with food restrictions, and requirements for medicine or medical treatment. The ancient Benedictine concepts of stability, obedience, and conversion can help anyone living with illness, even those who are dying. Beginning Again is a practical resource, written for those who know little about St. Benedict and his Rule of Life, with exercises to help readers discover how to live with God at the center of their lives and illnesses. It is useful for those living with illness, and for clergy, counselors, and spiritual directors who care for them.

Explorefaith.org books : an introduction
Introductionp. 3
Discerning your rule of life : learning to listenp. 13
Dying and risingp. 21
Nutrition and mindful eatingp. 33
Restp. 41
Exercisep. 53
Regimens of medication and treatmentp. 63
Stabilityp. 73
Obediencep. 83
Ongoing conversionp. 95
Prayer and living with illnessp. 103
"I have no idea where I am going"p. 119
Notes for creating a rule of life for living with illnessp. 123
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ISBN: 9780819219657
ISBN-10: 0819219657
Series: Explorefaith.Org
Audience: BAC
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 144
Published: 1st October 2004
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 13.8  x 0.81
Weight (kg): 0.18
Edition Number: 1