Monastic Hospitality

... to understand the monastery as a site rather than a set of buildings , and to appreciate the totality of monastic life.107 There is much to be learned , but it is hoped that this study of monastic hospitality will offer an insight ...

Monastic Hospitality

How guests were cared for in medieval monasteries, exploring the administrative, financial, spiritual and other implications.

Hospitality and Treachery in Western Literature

In lamenting the violation of monastic hospitality, Wordsworth conflates two different sights and two different periods. The ruined monastery he saw on the banks ofthe Loire in the spring or summer of 1792 recalls the Alpine monastery ...

Hospitality and Treachery in Western Literature

In works of Western literature ranging from Homer’s Odyssey to Albee’s Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? the giving and taking of hospitality is sometimes pleasurable, but more often perilous. Heffernan traces this leitmotiv through the history of our greatest writings, including Christ’s Last Supper, Macbeth’s murder of his royal guest, and Camus’s short story on French colonialism in Arab Algeria. By means of such examples and many more, this book considers what literary hosts, hostesses, and guests do to as well as for each other. In doing so, it shows how often treachery rends the fabric of trust that hospitality weaves.

The Monastic Heart

Openness to the world—hospitality—is the monastic answer to the needs of the world around it. The monastic's attempt to create a new way of living in the shell of the old does not excuse the monastic from the obligations of life.

The Monastic Heart

Activist, nun and spiritual guide Joan Chittister invites us to create a monastery within ourselves: to cultivate wisdom and resilience, so we can live more easily and give of ourselves more fully, no matter our circumstances. 'In every beating heart is a silent undercurrent that calls each of us to a place unknown, to the vision of a wiser life, to become what we feel we must be - but cannot name.' So begins Sister Joan Chittister's words on monasticism, offering a way of living and seeing life that brings deep human satisfaction. Amid the recent global disruptions, Sister Joan calls readers to cultivate the spiritual seeker within all of us, however that may look across our diverse journeys. The Monastic Heart carries the weight and wisdom of the Benedictine spiritual tradition into the twenty-first century. Sister Joan draws deeply from Saint Benedict, a young man who sought moral integrity in the face of an empire in the sixth century, not by conquering or overpowering the empire, but by simply living an ordinary life extraordinarily well. This same monastic mindset can help us grow in wisdom, equanimity and strength of soul as we seek restoration and renewal both at home and in the world. At a time when people around the world are bearing witness to human frailty - and, simultaneously, the endurance of the human spirit - The Monastic Heart invites readers to embrace a new beginning of faith. Without stepping foot in a monastery, we can become, like those before us, a deeper, freer self, a richer soul - and, as a result, a true monastic. 'Essential reading for anyone wishing to find the compass of their heart and the wellspring from which to live fully.' Gregory Boyle, New York Times bestselling author of Tattoos on the Heart

Transformational Tourism

Summary of monastic hospitality. (Source: Adapted from O'Gorman and Lynch, 2008.) A hospitality relationship between the monks and their resident guests Rooms furnished in basic but functional manner with open access to the library ...

Transformational Tourism

This book deals with the issue of how travel and tourism, if developed in a proper form, can contribute to human transformation, growth and development, and change human behaviour and our relationship with the world. The volume investigates the experiences offered by travel and tourism that can change travellers as human beings and their relationships and interactions with natural, socio-cultural, economic, political and technological environments. The book has been published in two volumes. This first volume focuses on the tourist perspective and the tourist self. It consists of 16 chapters covering different types of tourism, including: wellness, retreat, religious and spiritual tourism; extreme sports, backpacking and cultural tourism; WWOOFing and ecotourism; and volunteer and educational tourism. This book is primarily intended for tourism students and tourism programmes in business and non-business schools. However, it could also appeal to students, academics and professionals from disciplines that deal with human development and behavioural changes.

The Routledge Handbook of Hospitality Studies

Hayner, N. S. (1969 [1936]) Hotel Life, College Park, MD: McGrath (originally published by the University of North ... O'Gorman, K. D. (2006a) The legacy of monastic hospitality: 1 The rule of Benedict and rise of western monastic ...

The Routledge Handbook of Hospitality Studies

In recent years there has been a growing interest in the study of hospitality as a social phenomenon. This interest has tended to arrive from two communities. The first comprises hospitality academics interested in exploring the wider meanings of hospitality as a way of better understanding guest and host relations and its implications for commercial settings. The second comprises social scientists using hosts and guests as a metaphor for understanding the relationship between host communities and guests as people from outside the community – migrants, asylum seekers and illegal immigrants. The Routledge Handbook of Hospitality Studies encourages both the study of hospitality as a human phenomenon and the study for hospitality as an industrial activity embracing the service of food, drink and accommodation. Developed from specifically commissioned original contributions from recognised authors in the field, it is the most up-to-date and definitive resource on the subject. The volume is divided into four parts: the first looks at ways of seeing hospitality from an array of social science disciplines; the second highlights the experiences of hospitality from different guest perspectives; the third explores the need to be hospitable through various time periods and social structures, and across the globe; while the final section deals with the notions of sustainability and hospitality. This handbook is interdisciplinary in coverage and is also international in scope through authorship and content. The ‘state-of-the-art’ orientation of the book is achieved through a critical view of current debates and controversies in the field as well as future research issues and trends. It is designed to be a benchmark for any future assessment of the field and its development. This handbook offers the reader a comprehensive synthesis of this discipline, conveying the latest thinking, issues and research. It will be an invaluable resource for all those with an interest in hospitality, encouraging dialogue across disciplinary boundaries and areas of study.

English Monastic Life

He was to assure him – especially if he were a stranger – of the monastic hospitality, and endeavour from the first to place him at his ease. He was to remember what he would wish to be done in his own regard under similar circumstances ...

English Monastic Life


Encyclopedia of Monasticism A L

Koenig , John , New Testament Hospitality : Partnership with Strangers as Promise and Mission , Philadelphia : Fortress Press , 1985 guests but in a way that did not interfere with the ascetic life of the monastery ( Longer Rule XX ) .

Encyclopedia of Monasticism  A L

"This well-written, well-researched reference source brings together monastic life with particular attention to three traditions: Buddhist, Eastern Christian, and Western Christian."--"Outstanding Reference Sources," American Libraries, May 2001.

Thomas Merton s Encounter with Buddhism and Beyond

His Interreligious Dialogue, Inter-monastic Exchanges, and Their Legacy Jaechan Anselmo Park. and explanations can come into their own. Secondly, what characterizes hospitality is precisely that it is always designed for strangers.

Thomas Merton s Encounter with Buddhism and Beyond

Thomas Merton recognized the value and possibility of contemplative dialogue between monastics and contemplatives of other religious traditions and hoped that, through such dialogue, monastics would strive for ‘inter-monastic communion’ and a bonding of the broader ‘spiritual family.’ He held out hope that this bond would demonstrate the fundamental unity of humanity to a world that was becoming ever more materialistic and divided. Among other themes and topics, this book explores Thomas Merton’s role as a pioneer of Buddhist-Christian dialogue and monastic interreligious dialogue. It delves into the process of Merton’s self-transformation through contemplative experiences, explores his encounter with Zen and Tibetan Buddhists and his pioneering engagements in Buddhist-Christian dialogue, and presents and responds to the criticisms of those who raise questions about Merton’s understanding of Buddhism. Fr. Jaechan Anselmo Park, OSB, articulates and analyzes the influences of Buddhist theory and practice on Thomas Merton’s contemplative spirituality and shows how Merton’s legacy has influenced and continues to inspire interreligious and inter-monastic dialogue, particularly in an Asian monastic context.

Monastic Life in the Medieval British Isles

... production in the scriptoria of Welsh religious houses.54 Monastic patronage and hospitality, also seen through the eyes of the medieval Welsh bards, and monastic burial culture, have all recently been explored in a Welsh context.

Monastic Life in the Medieval British Isles

This book celebrates the work and contribution of Professor Janet Burton to medieval monastic studies in Britain. Burton has fundamentally changed approaches to the study of religious foundations in regional contexts (Yorkshire and Wales), placing importance on social networks for monastic structures and female Cistercian communities in medieval Britain; moreover, she has pioneered research on the canons and their place in medieval English and Welsh societies. This Festschrift comprises contributions by her colleagues, former students and friends – leading scholars in the field – who engage with and develop themes that are integral to Burton’s work. The rich and diverse collection in the present volume represents original work on religious life in the British Isles from the twelfth to the sixteenth century as homage to the transformative contribution that

Commercial Homes in Tourism

Table 13.3 The hospitality conceptual lens applied to monastic hospitality Table 13.3 draws out the keyfeatures of commercial home hospitalityoffered within a monastic cloister. The primafacie purpose of a monastery is not to offer ...

Commercial Homes in Tourism

This volume is the first to examine the commercial home from an international perspective, paying attention to the frequently occurring but often neglected forms of commercial accommodation including farmstays, historic houses, and self-catering accommodation. Conceptually, it helps to explain a range of behaviours and practices, for example the importance of setting and the nature of the host/guest exchange. The idea of home provides a conceptual bridge to related themes, for example identity, gender, emotional management and cultural mobilities whose investigation in a commercial home context offers fascinating insights into hospitality, tourism and society. This book is structured around three themes. The first is dimensions of the commercial home and includes discussion of issues pertaining to forms and characteristics and female entrepreneurship. The second theme considers the commercial home as an investigative lens to examine wider issues of society, hospitality and tourism such as the commercial home as a tool for rural economic development. The third theme, extending the commercial home paradigm, looks at new areas of development, including the Malaysian Muslim home as a site for economic and political action and the use of the home in marketing regional localities. Commercial Homes in Tourism is the first book to give recognition to this distinct, economically important and expanding form of tourism business by bringing together recent, international research on this common form of commercial tourism accommodation. Given the global nature of the commercial home phenomenon, and owing to the originality of its theoretical contributions and practical insights, this book will be of interest across a broad range of subjects and disciplines interested in the examination of the home phenomenon, including students, academics and business practitioners.

Befriending Silence

The monks' or nuns' hospitality is a beautiful thing, and we who are drawn to monastic communities and who are invited into their lives, even as guests, are truly blessed. Monastic hospitality can be a source ...

Befriending Silence

Winner of the 2016 Georgia Author of the Year: Inspirational-religious books. Respected speaker, author, and Patheos blogger Carl McColman introduces Cistercian spirituality as "the hidden jewel of the Church," presenting a surprisingly contemporary path grounded in monastic tradition. This accessible and comprehensive guide highlights a unique focus on simplicity, living close to the earth, and contemplative prayer, all of which make Cistercian spirituality relevant today. Steeped in chant and silence, grounded in down-to-earth work and service, and immersed in the mystical wisdom of teachers ancient (Bernard of Clairvaux) and modern (Thomas Merton), Cistercian spirituality's beautifully humble path has for centuries made monasteries places of rest, retreat, and renewal. Now, Carl McColman offers the first practical introduction to this ancient, contemplative spirituality for all people. Hailed by reviewers of his many books as playful, and profound, McColman draws on his experience as a lay Cistercian to provide insight into the relevance of the tradition to contemporary issues and spiritual practice. He explains how silence, simplicity, stability, stewardship of the earth, contemplation, ongoing conversion, and devotion to Mary combine to offer a rich and unique path to discipleship and intimacy with God.

The I B Tauris History of Monasticism

(Perhaps the tradition of monastic hospitality is already to be glimpsed here.) If newcomers wanted to join as permanent members of the group they must serve three years of 'probation', during which they must do hard and disagreeable ...

The I B Tauris History of Monasticism

From the earliest centuries of the church, asceticism and the contemplative life have been profoundly important aspects of western Christianity. And in assessing the glories of western civilization, perhaps the best place to start is within medieval monastic institutions, not outside of them. For while monasteries withdrew from the main currents of their societies, until the rise of universities in the 12th century they provided fertile soil and sanctuary to the liberal arts and sciences as well as those who wanted to spend their lives focused upon God. They became the driving cultural forces of Europe, nurturing education, music, manuscript illumination, art and history, agriculture, animal husbandry - all in addition to spiritual guidance. In this first general history of monasticism since 1900, Andrea Dickens explores the cloistered communities and individuals who have aspired to the ascetic ideal in their religious life, assessing the impact they have made on the wider church and its practices. She discusses some of the best known names in Christian history - including Cuthbert, Columba, Hilda of Whitby, Peter Abelard and Thomas Merton - and traces the monastic impulse from its beginnings in the Egyptian desert through the Rule of St Benedict, Cluny's foundation in 910, the austerity of the Cistercians, the legacy of women's houses, the critique of Luther and Calvin, Trappists and Catholic reform, up to the present-day ecumencial Taize community. Offering a lively and informed overview of western monasticism, the book will be essential reading for students of history and religion as well as the lay reader.

book V St Gregory the Great Monastic Italy and Spain in the sixth and seventh centuries book VI The monks under the first Merovingians book VII St Columbanus The Irish in Gaul and the colonies of Luxeuil book VIII Christian origin of the British Isles

HE REMAINS ALWAYS A MONK , and renders the most signal services to the monastic order : he confirms the rule of St. ... Rigorous distinction between monastic life and the ecclesiastical state . ... -Charities and monastic hospitality .

book V  St  Gregory the Great  Monastic Italy and Spain in the sixth and seventh centuries  book VI  The monks under the first Merovingians  book VII  St  Columbanus  The Irish in Gaul and the colonies of Luxeuil  book VIII  Christian origin of the British Isles


Saint Basil and His Rule A Study in Early Monasticism

Monastic hospitality may not always have been entirely disinterested, and the reception of visitors would often prove an effective method of propaganda. Thus in the Shorter Rules the question is discussed 'Whether anyone who wishes to ...

Saint Basil and His Rule  A Study in Early Monasticism

THERE is but slight apology needed for choosing as a subject for investigation a chapter in the history of monasticism. It may seem, no doubt, at first sight, as if monastic and ascetic ideals could have very little interest for a time such as ours, which is characterized in no small degree by a devotion to material well-being and a prominent display of luxury. But our very remoteness from such ideals makes us, perhaps, all the more curious to see what attraction they can have had for those who lived by them, and to inquire whether they have any value for the world of to-day. It is a matter of some interest to see what remedy was applied by the Christianity of earlier ages to the disease of materialism with which we are now beset, and to see how far the remedy was authorized and adopted by the Church in her struggles, not only with the world outside, but also with the worldly tendencies within herself.

Giving

Charity and hospitality were an integral part of monastic life in the Middle Ages . Chapter four of the sixth - century Rule of Saint Benedict enjoined monks to perform good works , to give their old clothing to the poor , to wash ...

Giving

What ways do we have for understanding charity and philanthropy? How do we come to think in these ways? In this volume, historians of antiquity, the middle ages, early modern thought, and the Victorian era discuss the evolution of thinking about and practicing voluntary giving, taking up some inescapable questions about charity.

Monastic Quest and Interreligious Dialogue

Hospitality encompasses them all ; it is an expression par excellence of their presence in the soul . ... Of course , the theological roots alone do not yet explain the particular nature of monastic hospitality and its aptness for ...

Monastic Quest and Interreligious Dialogue

This work is a fascinating analysis of a timeless and timely topic. It treats of the monastic fact both phenomenologically and philosophically, reflecting on the contemporary role of monasticism in the acute issue of dialogue among major religions, especially between Buddhism and Christianity. Hardy's approach is refreshingly open to the challenge of religious pluralism; at the same time, it is conscientiously honest in stating the limits of dialogical discourse when it comes to religious truth claims. Monastic Quest and Interreligious Dialogue is at once thought provoking, sobering, and inspiring.

The Monks of the West from St Benedict to St Bernard Dedication Introduction book I The Roman Empire after the peace of the church book II Monastic precursors in the East book III Monastic precursors in the West 1861

... monastic foundations in Isauria and Jerusalem . - He always looks back with regret to cloistral life , and habitually surrounds bimself with monks ; he makes them bishops and legates . - Charities and monastic hospitality .

The Monks of the West  from St  Benedict to St  Bernard  Dedication  Introduction  book I  The Roman Empire after the peace of the church  book II  Monastic precursors in the East  book III  Monastic precursors in the West  1861


The Medieval Monastery

Bruce, Scott G. Silence and Sign Language in Medieval Monasticism: The Cluniac Tradition c.900–1200. ... The Culture of Medieval English Monasticism. ... Monastic Hospitality: The Benedictines in England, c.1070–c.1250.

The Medieval Monastery

Monasteries are among the most intriguing and enduring symbols of Britain's medieval heritage. Simultaneously places of prayer and spirituality, power and charity, learning and invention, they survive today as haunting ruins, great houses and as some of our most important cathedrals and churches. This book examines the growth of monasticism and the different orders of monks; the architecture and administration of monasteries; the daily life of monks and nuns; the art of monasteries and their libraries; their role in caring for the poor and sick; their power and wealth; their decline and suppression; and their ruin and rescue. With beautiful photographs, it illustrates some of Britain's finest surviving monastic buildings such as the cloisters of Gloucester Cathedral and the awe-inspiring ruins of Rievaulx Abbey in North Yorkshire.

The Monks of the West from St Benedict to St Bernard

HE REMAINS ALWAYS A MONK , and renders the most signal services to the monastic order : he confirms the rule of St. ... Rigorous distinction between monastic life and the ecclesiastical state . ... Charities and monastic hospitality .

The Monks of the West from St  Benedict to St  Bernard


Historians on Chaucer

It is clear, therefore, that his high office is an integral part of the Monk's characterization. ... 118–32; Julie Kerr, Monastic Hospitality: The Benedictines in England, c.1050–1250 (Woodbridge: Boydell Press, 2007).

Historians on Chaucer

As literary scholars have long insisted, an interdisciplinary approach is vital if modern readers are to make sense of works of medieval literature. In particular, rather than reading the works of medieval authors as addressing us across the centuries about some timeless or ahistorical 'human condition', critics from a wide range of theoretical approaches have in recent years shown how the work of poets such as Chaucer constituted engagements with the power relations and social inequalities of their time. Yet, perhaps surprisingly, medieval historians have played little part in this 'historical turn' in the study of medieval literature. The aim of this volume is to allow historians who are experts in the fields of economic, social, political, religious, and intellectual history the chance to interpret one of the most famous works of Middle English literature, Geoffrey Chaucer's 'General Prologue' to the Canterbury Tales, in its contemporary context. Rather than resorting to traditional historical attempts to see Chaucer's descriptions of the Canterbury pilgrims as immediate reflections of historical reality or as portraits of real life people whom Chaucer knew, the contributors to this volume have sought to show what interpretive frameworks were available to Chaucer in order to make sense of reality and how he adapted his literary and ideological inheritance so as to engage with the controversies and conflicts of his own day. Beginning with a survey of recent debates about the social meaning of Chaucer's work, the volume then discusses each of the Canterbury pilgrims in turn. Historians on Chaucer should be of interest to all scholars and students of medieval culture whether they are specialists in literature or history.