"This collection of letters was written by Dom John Main to participants and friends of his Benedictine Community of monks and lay people in Montreal, Quebec. The author is the founder of this experiment in community renewal, which attempts to bring the depth of Benedictine monastic life to a modern urban center. 'These letters', he says, 'were written to communicate the awareness that "all renewal -- whether personal renewal in Christ or monastic renewal in community -- is born from an ultimate self-transcendence in the reality of the present moment"'." -- back cover.
Contents: Introduction dated March 1982, The Benedictine Priory, 1475 Pine Avenue West, Montreal, Quebec, Canada H3G 1B3 / John Main, O.S.B. -- Letter One -- Letter Two -- Letter Three -- Letter Four -- Letter Five -- Letter Six -- Letter Seven -- Letter Eight -- Letter Nine -- Letter Ten -- Letter Eleven -- Letter Twelve.