In the School of Saint Benedict
Benedictine Spirituality for Every Christian
Dom Xavier Perrin OSB
Abbot of Quarr

Saint Benedict is the incarnation of western monastic life. Abbot Xavier shows us the heart of Benedictine wisdom through the saint's life and that of the most distinguished members of his order. He presents the great insights of his Rule, full of realism and astonishingly contemporary. The treasures of praise, communion, fraternity and humility can be ours. This is an authoritative guide for those who wish, without leaving the world, to follow Christ in the spirit of Saint Benedict: 'Dare to desire God, and life in God, Saint Benedict is still saying to us today, dare to entrust yourself completely to His infinite mercy, and enter ever more fully into the great joy of hope.'

ABBOT XAVIER PERRIN OSB, born in France in 1958, joined Sainte Anne de Kergonan, a Benedictine monastery in southern Brittany, in 1980. He has been the superior of Quarr Abbey, on the Isle of Wight, since 2013. He has written several books and articles about the history of the Solesmes Congregation, liturgy, and spirituality. His book The Radiance of Her Face (Angelico Press) was shortlisted for the Catholic Herald Book Award 2019.


978 0 85244 985 1

120 pages

£9.99  (July 2022)

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