Our Book of the Month for January is How to Live Like a Monk: Medieval Wisdom for Modern Life, by Danièle Cybulskie.
How medieval monastic practices—with their emphasis on a healthy soul, mind, and body—can inspire us to live fuller lives today. We know that they prayed, sang, and wore long robes, but what was it really like to be a monk? Though monastic living may seem unimaginable to us moderns, it has relevance for today. This book illuminates the day-to-day of medieval European monasticism, showing how you can apply the principles of monastic living, like finding balance and peace, to your life.
As readers might know, Danièle is our Lead Columnist and host of The Medieval Podcast.