In a Great and Noble Tradition

The Autobiography of Dom Prosper Guéranger

Translated and edited by Br David Hayes, OSB and Sr Hyacinthe Defos du Rau, OP

The life of the founder of the Benedictine Abbey of Solesmes in France - while Guéranger (1805-1875) published many liturgical and spiritual works, this highly personal account of his early life and events surrounding the foundation of Solesmes in 1833 was never intended for publication, remaining in the archives of the Abbey for well over a hundred years. This account of his spiritual and intellectual awakening provides impetus for a renewed contemporary appreciation of his convictions, which are of perennial value for all who are seeking God. The monastic community he founded bears witness to the transforming power of contemplative liturgical spirituality lived in and for the Church and the world. As such, monastic life serves as an exemplar of spiritual and human values whose relevance extends far beyond the cloister.

978 085244 309 5

278 pages


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