The staff of the Mount St Benedict Centre Library has selected three of their newest resources to help you relax and unwind over the summer season.
Something to read…
A Lineage of Grace: Five Stories of Unlikely Women Who Changed Eternity (book, 2009) by Francine Rivers, New York Times best-selling author.
As Rivers explains, A Lineage of Grace is a collection of five intriguing novellas about Eastern women, in the lineage of Jesus Christ, who actually lived. They were edgy, daring, risk-taking figures, who sometimes made huge mistakes. Through their imperfection they came to know God and were instrumental in the evolutionary recipe for the creation of Christ, the Fullness of Love. The lessons that these bold women teach are as relevant today as they were in ancient times. Click here to view this resource in the MSB Centre Library catalogue.
Something to listen to…
Celtic Woman: Voices of Angels (CD, 2016) by the vocal ensemble Celtic Woman and featuring the 72-piece Orchestra of Ireland.
Voices of Angels is Celtic Woman’s eleventh studio album showcasing the all-female ensemble’s complex, harmony-based melodies. Recorded in Dublin, Ireland, it includes a beautiful mix of original songs, traditional folk songs, classical pieces, new covers and old favourites. Christmas favourites like “Joy to the World”, “Silent Night” and “Once in Royal David’s City” are timely additions. Click here to view this resource in the MSB Centre Library catalogue.
Something to watch…
Looking For Infinity: El Camino (DVD, 2017) produced and directed by Aaron C. Leaman
“Leave, Breathe, Walk, Think, Eat, Sleep, Free Yourself, Free Your Soul.” These are the words which flash on the screen in the film’s trailer.
Legend has it that St James’ remains were carried for over 800 kilometres from Jerusalem to northern Spain where he was buried in the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela. Nowadays, as in the Middle Ages, many follow this arrestingly beautiful and physically challenging path as a retreat for their spiritual growth.
This DVD documents the inspiring journey of a small group of people at turning points in their modern lives. Confronted by deep truths along “The Way”, we witness their realisation of their deep connection to all that IS. Click here to view this resource in the MSB Centre Library catalogue.
If you’d like to see the full list of new resources available at the Mount St Benedict Centre Library, download the Library’s December 2017 newsletter here.
The Mount St Benedict Centre Library is located within the Mount St Benedict Centre in Pennant Hills, Sydney. A ministry of the Sisters of the Good Samaritan, the Centre is a place of spirituality and formation. In an environment of peace and beauty, the Centre offers hospitality, education and support for life’s journey by sharing its Benedictine traditions and resources.
The Mount St Benedict Library carries a diverse collection of contemporary resources specialising in the areas of spirituality, scripture, contemplative prayer and meditation, liturgy, and is home to a significant collection of resources in the area of Benedictine studies.
The Library supports the congregation in its commitment to community life, prayer, justice, hospitality and compassionate service. It also welcomes members of the public and supports them in their spiritual journey to stimulate thinking, expand perspectives and nourish the soul.
You can access these resources as a member of the Mount St Benedict Centre Library. Cost is $35 per year. Please contact the library if you would like to borrow resources or become a member.