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Seven Sacred Pauses

Seven Sacred Pauses

Living Mindfully Through the Hours of the Day 

Author: Macrina Wiederkehr, O.S.B.

Price: $20.00

Format: Hardcover

Pages: 224

Trim size: 5 x 7 inches

ISBN: 978-1-933495-10-1

Imprint: Sorin Books

On-sale date: April 1, 2008

This product is no longer for sale.

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Named "One of the 50 Best Spiritual Books of 2008" by Spirituality &

Macrina Wiederkehr opens the monastery door and invites readers to come in and learn how the practice of consciously pausing for prayer at the seven sacred moments of each day can make their daily passage through time a more sacred pilgrimage.

Using scripture, poetry, reflections, personal stories, and quotes from a rich array of spiritual teachers, Wiederkehr helps readers become more attuned to living in the present moment and develop a kindred spirit with the rich tradition of the sacred hours. Seven Sacred Pauses: Living Mindfully Through the Hours of the Day is a wonderful gift to those who seek to find balance in their busy days and to bring the practice of the Divine Hours home to their own hearts.


she can lead you out of the time trap...

"Time is money; and money is scarce." All who are driven by this double misconception get squeezed into a frantic rat race. Macrina Wiederkehr shows you a way out: the ancient art of returning again and again to the great Now that is beyond time. Speaking from experience—her own and that of centuries of Benedictine life—she can lead you out of the time trap into a joy no money can buy.

Brother David Steindl-Rast, OSB. author of The Music of Silence

...take along as a traveling companion.

Pilgrims on a spiritual journey might be well-advised to take along
"Seven Sacred Pauses: Living Mindfully Through the Hours of the Day,"..., as a traveling companion. Click here to read the entire review.

Maryanne Meyerriecks. Arkansas Catholic. 3/29/08

...guaranteed to nourish one's soul

In her book Seven Sacred Pauses, Macrina provides a fresh approach to the Liturgy of the Hours. She calls us to a spirit of mindfulness and reverence as we enter the grace-filled hours in each day. The book's richness with prayers, scripture and other quotes for reflection is guaranteed to nourish one's soul.

Suzanne Delaney, IHM. Director of Spiritual Development and Programs, Bon Secours Spiritual Center. 4/3/08

She is a master of everyday spirituality.

She is a master of everyday spirituality. In her seventh book, she
presents an abundance of resources for those of any spiritual tradition who want to devote themselves to the devotional practice of pausing seven times a day for The Prayer of the Hours. Click here to read the entire review.<

Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat. 4/9/08

...inspiring work

Those who have long anticipated another offering from Wiederkehr will
not be disappointed in this inspiring work.

Beth Fritsch. Spirit & Life. 7/1/08