Cardinal Basil Hume

A Pilgrim’s Search for God

Gertrude Feick

This timely volume marks the 20th anniversary of the death of Cardinal Basil Hume (1923-1999), Benedictine monk of Ampleforth, Archbishop of Westminster. The author, herself belonging to the same Benedictine tradition, aims to keep the memory of Basil Hume alive. Through the use of personal interviews, archival sources, published and unpublished works, the authentic voice of Basil Hume sounds loud and clear. Hume’s Benedictine spirituality and his personal dedication to prayer gave him the ability to relate to other pilgrims who seek the living and true God. Hume, the monk, pastor, and preacher, still speaks to contemporary Benedictines, the wider Church, and the world. Even though, as Hume stated, ‘In our public life we move further and further away from God and the things of God,’ he added, ‘in the hearts of men and women I believe that the yearning for God is becoming more and more intense.’ That yearning, as the author demonstrates, was at the core of Basil Hume’s search for God—for Hume, the way of a pilgrim: ‘Life in our monastic setting is a search for God—with and in Christ—for the Father. It is a pilgrim way.’

Sr Gertrude Feick, a Benedictine Sister of Mount Angel, Oregon, has now entered the Cistercian Monastery of Our Lady of the Redwoods Abbey, Whitethorn, California. Sr Gertrude holds a Doctorate in Sacred Theology from the Pontifical University of Saint Thomas Aquinas, Rome.

978 085244 940 0                                             160 pages                       £12.99

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Searching for God

Cardinal Basil Hume

A classic work, from a great spiritual leader, which is concerned with the daily living of Christian life according to the Rule of Saint Benedict.  This book highlights Cardinal Basil Hume’s down-to-earth approach to the spiritual life and wisdom gained from guiding generations of novices into deeper faith made him internationally known and a loved leader in the Church.

978 085244 563 1

240 pages


In Praise of Benedict

Cardinal Basil Hume

St Benedict of Nursia lived in a tumultuous era. He witnessed the beginnings of the collapse of the Roman Empire and civilization as it was then known. Out of this atmosphere of chaos, he was able to set down the timeless wisdom of his Rule for Monks. Cardinal Hume brings out the ancient and ageless wisdom of the Father of Western Monasticism and Patron of Europe in the essays included in this book.

978 085244 379 8

86 pages


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