The World Is My Cloister

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"The world is my cloister, my body is my cell, and my soul is the hermit within!"

St. Francis of Assisi (1181-1226)

John Michael Talbot shows that you need not live in a monastery to know the peace of God and be a blessing to the world. You can cultivate solitude, silence, and sacred stillness on the spot where you are standing. You can live from the hermit within wherever you are. In chapters ranging from meditation to community, the gift of tears to the music of life, John inspires all of us to live the life of the spirit as expressed by our spiritual forebears.

John Michael Talbot is Catholic music's number one recording artist with sales of four million records worldwide. With more than 50 albums, 14 books and numerous videos, his sold-out concerts are popular among Christians of all denominations. John founded and remains the Minister General of the Brothers and Sisters of Charity at Little Portion Hermitage, a monastic community in the Ozark Mountains of Arkansas. He is the winner of the Mother Teresa Award for his role as American Musician, Composer, Author and Educator.

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The World Is My Cloister
Living from the Hermit Within
John Michael Talbot