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Book features words of wisdom from saintly men and women

April 09, 2012

From Season to Season book.jpgMen, women and children who have been honored with the title of Saint or Blessed had lives comparable to our own, according to Br. Silas Henderson, OSB, a monk of Saint Meinrad Archabbey in St. Meinrad, IN.

The witness of their faith, courage, perseverance and dedication can help an individual recognize everyone is called to the same union with God.

From Season to Season: A Book of Saintly Wisdom by Br. Silas combines words of wisdom from a variety of saintly men and women across six continents and representing nearly 2,000 years of Christian thought and prayer. The book was published in March 2012 by Abbey Press.

Br. Silas included original reflections and extended meditations on the solemnities and feasts of the Roman Catholic liturgical calendar.

"My hope is that these extended meditations will complement and expand the words of the saints themselves," says Br. Silas.

The book grew from the From Season to Season: A Year of Saintly Wisdom perpetual calendar Br. Silas arranged with Abbey Press Publications in 2007.

With an entry for every day of the year, Br. Silas provides inspiration and understanding to serve as a starting point for one's own journey of faith, following in the footsteps of saints.

"Although these quotations are drawn from men and women representing the Roman Catholic tradition, I believe that all people of faith will recognize the truth in their words and can benefit from their admonitions, advice and prayer," says Br. Silas.

Published by Abbey Press, From Season to Season is available under the Path of Life imprint for $14.95 at the Scholar Shop bookstore, the Saint Meinrad Archabbey Gift Shop and online at

Br. Silas is the managing editor of Abbey Press Publications and Deacon Digest magazine.