Revised, updated, and back in print, The Recollected Heart offers readers all the tools they need to construct a meaningful monastic retreat at home or in a special silent place.
Amid the chaos of work, family, and the myriad responsibilities that dominate our lives, the need for retreat remains ever-present. Calling us to solitude, reflection, and quiet, Philip Zaleski identifies with the need for retreat and offers his monastic prescription for how to effectively find spiritual refreshment.
The Recollected Heart offers readers all the tools needed to construct a tried and true monastic retreat at home or in a special silent place. Zaleski's book is replete with practical tips on packing, preparing, and spiritual goal-setting. He outlines the timeless pattern of The Rule of St. Benedict and brings us to a renewed sense of self and spiritual wellness.
Philip Zaleski is the author and editor of several books on religion and spirituality, including The Recollected Heart and Prayer: A History, coauthored with his wife Carol Zaleski, with whom he has also written The Inklings and The Book of Hell. He is a research associate in the department of religion at Smith College and resides in western Massachusetts.