Humility Rules: St. Benedict's 12-Step Guide to Genuine Self-Esteem & Know Thyself: 100 Guided Meditations on Humility of Heart

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  • Humility Rules: Saint Benedict's 12-Step Guide to Genuine Self-Esteem 
  • A humorous, candid guide to growing in humility
  • Know Thyself: 100 Guided Meditations on Humility of The Heart
  • Guided meditations to bring about a deeper self-knowledge

Humility Rules: Saint Benedict's 12-Step Guide to Genuine Self-Esteem 

Saint Benedict's fifth-century guide to humility offers the antidote to the epidemic of stress and depression overwhelming modern young adults. But the language of The Rule by Saint Benedict is medieval, and its most passionate advocates are cloistered monks and nuns. How then does this ancient wisdom translate into advice for ordinary people?

With candor, humor, and a unique approach to classical art, Father Augustine, a high school teacher and coach, breaks down Saint Benedict's method into twelve pithy steps for finding inner peace in a way that can be applied to anyone's life.

Drawing upon his own life experiences, both before and after becoming a Benedictine monk, the author explains every step, illustrating each chapter with color reproductions of sacred art that he has embellished with comic flourishes. The winsome combination is sure to keep readers from taking themselves too seriously—which is already a first step on the path to humility.

About the Author
J. Augustine Wetta, O.S.B., is a monk of Saint Louis Abbey.  He serves as the Director of Chaplaincy at the Saint Louis Priory School, where he teaches English and Theology, and coaches rugby.  During his spare time, Father Augustine supervises the juggling team, cultivates carnivorous plants, raises carpenter ants, and surfs.

Know Thyself: 100 Guided Meditations on Humility of The Heart

Humility is the key to all the virtues. It's the necessary foundation for growth in all the others. If we do not know ourselves if we cannot see our flaws and strengths (but especially our flaws) clearly, how can we grow in virtue? How can we begin to make ourselves less and God more?

Indeed, in our age of social media where it s a constant race to appear the best, to put up a front, to show others a false image (and to show ourselves a false image) cultivating humility is perhaps more important now than ever.

Know Thyself then is an invaluable resource for a prideful age. Adapted from Rev. Fr. Cajetan da Bergamo's classic Humility of Heart and supplemented with writings from the saints and powerful scripture passages, Know Thyself will reinvigorate you each day in the struggle to be like Christ, to be meek and humble of heart. 

This beautiful hardcover book with updated language for the contemporary reader and reorganized with a logical progression is perfect for everyday use. New features that help you put your reading into spiritual action include:

•    Saints quote for every day followed by a short meditation on humility.
•    With Prayers for Humility and Scripture Verses on Humility
•    Guided meditations that will bring about a deeper self-knowledge

Are you having problems in a family relationship? Struggling to find fulfillment in your work? Do you find it difficult to have regular, deep prayer? Whatever your struggle, growing in true humility will help solve it.

Spend the next 100 days contemplating, meditating upon, and growing in humility and your problems, your struggles will improve. That's the power of humility and that's the power of knowing thyself.

Dimensions & Specifications

Humility Rules: Saint Benedict's 12-Step Guide to Genuine Self-Esteem 

  • Measures: 5"x 8"
  • ISBN: 9781621641490
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 188

Know Thyself: 100 Guided Meditations on Humility of The Heart

  • Measures: 5" x 7"
  • ISBN: 9781505112863
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Pages: 256
  • Author: Fr. Cajetan Mary da Bergamo (Adapted)


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  • 5 Jul 8th 2020
    I love this book

    Not another complicated hard to read book. Simple yet digs in and the pictures are humorous. I really love this book.

    Jean Steinbach

  • 5 Jun 29th 2020
    The best!

    Am on my second reading oh St Benedict’s 12 Step Guide. Fabulous read!

    Joan Fegely

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