By Francis Acharya,Michael Casey
Cistercian Spirituality: An Ashram viewpoint is a non secular listing written by way of Fr. Francis Acharya for the monastic neighborhood that he based at Kurisumala (Kerala, India). because the editor, Fr. Michael Casey, relates within the introduction:
This publication is out there to a much wider global within the desire that it'll function a method of constructing and deepening touch with the spirit of the Cistercian culture no longer loads because it is written yet because it has been lived for over six a long time via a deeply non secular guy. to people who understand of Kurisumala Ashram or who've learn the biography of Fr. Francis, it's going to offer a gateway to an figuring out of the internal lifetime of this awesome monk. particularly, his description of the levels of the adventure of prayer will surely be valuable to many that, like him, are lifelong seekers of the unseen God."
Francis Acharya, OCSO, left the Belgian monastery of Scourmont in 1955, after 20 years as a Trappist, to stay his monastic existence in India. His stories placed him involved with such different pioneering spirits as Henri Le Saux (Abishiktananda), Jules Monchanin (In Quest of the Absolute), and Bede Griffiths (Return to the Centre, The Golden String), and ended in an uncommonly profitable inculturation of Christian monasticism inside of Indian tradition and spirituality at Kurisumala, the place he served as Acharya, instructor, until eventually his demise in 2001. His biography, Kurisumala: Francis Mahieu Acharya, A Pioneer of Christian Monasticism in India, is additionally released through Cistercian Publications.
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