Latest resources from MSBC library

The staff of Mount St Benedict Centre Library has selected three of their newest resources which they think will bring delight to your senses.

Something to read…

Before the Door of God: An Anthology of Devotional Poetry (book) edited by Jay Hopler & Kimberley Johnson.

Find peace in this ground-breaking book. Before the Door of God is a precious find for those moments of contemplative prayer when we find ourselves questioning and uncertain.

Hopler & Johnson describe this beautiful anthology as one that tells the story of devotional English-lyric poetry by tracing its development over an expansive, three-thousand-year period, from its origins in the ancient world to its very modern incarnations. Click here to view this resource in the MSB Centre Library catalogue.

Something to listen to…

Voices of Angels (CD) music composed by Liam Lawton.

Relax and enjoy this new collection of songs from Liam Lawton. It is a delightful prayer ritual that invites us into a deeper understanding of the gift and manifestation of God’s angels and explores their inspiring and mystical role in our lives.

Also available is the accompanying Voices of Angels communal prayer book where scripture, inspired writing, music and prayer unite to create an opportunity for groups to gather for reflection and prayer in a contemporary setting. Click here to view this resource in the MSB Centre Library catalogue.

Something to watch…

Celtic Journey: Walk Life’s Pilgrim Way with Ray Simpson, accompanied by haunting Celtic music and inspirational images of Lindisfarne (DVD) by Ray Simpson.

Feast your eyes on enchanting scenery and immerse yourself in the accompanying haunting Celtic music that reconnects us with our rich sources of faith.

The Island of Lindisfarne is a picturesque pilgrim place off the north-east coast of England, also known as Holy Island. Believed to be a cradle of Christianity, Lindisfarne was home to early Celtic saints who lived gentle, hospitable and simple lives close to the earth. This charming visual treat will soothe your soul. 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 October 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