Latest resources from MSBC library

The staff of Mount St Benedict Centre Library has selected three of their newest resources which they think will stimulate your thinking and nurture your soul.

Something to read…

Incarnation: A New Evolutionary Threshold (book) by Diarmuid O’Murchu.

In this book, Diarmuid O’Murchu explains how “Incarnation names and celebrates the embodiment of God in the whole creation, celebrating what God creates throughout the 13.7 billion years of evolution and beyond that into deep time”.

This is a cutting-edge book that reclaims and expands our understanding of the incarnation. Click here to view this resource in the MSB Centre Library catalogue.

Something to listen to…

Who Do We Choose To Be? Facing Reality, Claiming Leadership, Restoring Sanity (audiobook read by the author) by Margaret J. Wheatley.

This book summons us to be leaders for this time as things fall apart, and to reclaim leadership as a noble profession that creates possibility and humaneness in the midst of increasing fear and turmoil by creating “islands of sanity”.

In a world sadly lacking in quality leadership, this book offers a refreshing, stimulating and hopeful vision for leadership. It is clearly presented and inspiring! Click here to view this resource in the MSB Centre Library catalogue.

Something to watch…

The Shack (DVD) based on the book by William Paul Young.

After suffering a family tragedy, Mack Phillips (Sam Worthington) spirals into a deep depression causing him to question his innermost beliefs. He mysteriously encounters an enigmatic trio of strangers led by a woman named Papa (Octavia Spencer), representing the Trinity. Through this meeting, Mack finds important truths that will transform his understanding of his tragedy, and change his life forever.

This film has received mixed reviews from mainstream media, but is well worth a look for its values of forgiveness and compassion. The book is also available in the library. 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 Mount St Benedict Centre Library, download the Library’s September 2017 newsletter here.

The 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.

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 Library. Cost is $35 per year. Please contact the Library if you would like to borrow resources or become a member.

Phone: (02) 8752 5395