Practices in Transformation: A Reflection on Six Early Monastic Values and Practices in the Alphabetical Apophthegmata Patrum, The Sayings of the Desert Fathers and Mothers

The article discusses the practice of transformational reading among monks. It mentions books including "S. J.: Tattoos on the Heart" by Gregory Boyle, and "Barking to the Choir: The Power of Radical Kinship" by Kathleen Norris which look into the life of early monks as well as Latinos in Los Angeles. It also mentions values for monastics that were transformational including love, peace, and patient endurance.


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