Poverty, Celibacy, and Obedience

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Poverty, Celibacy, and Obedience

A Radical Option for Life

O'Murchu shows that the vows of poverty, celibacy, and obedience are important not just as laws for religious, but as life-sustaining values for every-day people. His in-depth discussion sources the guiding spirit of each vow and unveils its relevance for us today.

In this provocative work O'Murchu suggests that the Eastern concept of nonviolence is a core value of the vowed life in all monastic traditions. This value undergirds the support that faithful commitment gives to our spiritual lives.

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"A strong book, a daring call to relevance, a depth grounding of religious life in humankind’s holiest tradition."
Barbara Fiand, author and sister of Notre Dame de Namur

Paperback / 144 pages
Dimensions: 5 3/8 x 8 1/4