May 24 – Flowers in the Desert
Today the community completed the mealtime reading of When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi. Our new refectory book is Flowers in the Desert: A Spirituality of the Bible by Demetrius Dumm.
Prior to beginning the new book we read an account of our Abbot General’s return to his native Ireland to visit all six of our Irish houses.
from Rule of St. Benedict : Chapter 38. The Reader for the Week
Reading will always accompany the meals of the brothers.
Dumm, Demetrius. Flowers in the Desert: A Spirituality of the Bible. New York: Paulist Press, 1987.
Kalanithi, Paul. When Breath Becomes Air. New York: Random House, 2016.