Collegeville, Minnesota: St. John's Abbey Press, 1953. Original pebbled maroon cloth (6 1/8 inches tall), spine lettered in green, original dust jacket. Book fine, pencil price to inner flap of jacket, slight wear to corners and ends of toned spine. A near-fine copy. Item #1423
"ALL THE INFORMATION AN OBLATE SHOULD HAVE—THE PRAYERS HE SHOULD SAY—THE RULE THAT SHOULD BE HIS GUIDE"
New edition of the Manual for Oblates of St. Benedict—illustrated with a frontispiece portrait which is printed again, in red, on the scarce original dust jacket.
"For centuries the Benedictine monasteries presented the challenge of an alternative world, governed by the spirit of Christ" (Robert Ellsberg). Based on a recent conference at St. Meinrad's Abbey, this edition was prepared under the direction of the National Conference of Oblate Directors. A Preface, by Baldwin Dworschak, O.S.B., Abbot of St. John's Abbey, commends this manual to the layman interested in "combating secularism, especially as it affects home life, by manifesting Christ-like virtues, particularly the virtue of humility, and thus becoming a new ferment in the society in which they move." Printed throughout in red-and-black, the text is composed of four sections: Part One - The Oblates of St. Benedict, Part Two - The Divine Office and Special Prayers, Part Three - Ceremonial, Part Four - The Medal-Cross of St. Benedict. Concludes with a Book List ("recommended for those who desire further reading"). Approbations. Robert Ellsberg. All Saints: Daily Reflections on Saints, Prophets, and Witnesses for Our Time.