Finding Sanctuary: Monastic Steps for Everyday Life


By Abbott Christopher Jamison

Abbot Christopher Jamison, from BBC2’s THE MONASTERY and new show THE SILENCE, suggests ways in which the teachings of St Benedict can be helpful in everyday life.

Have you ever wondered why everybody these days seems so busy? In Finding Sanctuary, Father Christopher Jamison offers practical wisdom from the monastic tradition on how to build sanctuary into your life.

No matter how hard you work, being too busy is not inevitable. Silence and contemplation are not just for monks and nuns, they are natural parts of life. Yet to keep hold of this truth in the rush of modern living you need the support of other people and sensible advice from wise guides. By learning to listen in new ways, people’s lives can change and the abbot offers some monastic steps that help this transition to a more spiritual life.

Dom Christopher Jamison OSB is Australian by birth but moved to England as a child. After graduating from Oxford, he joined the Benedictine community at Worth and later became Abbot. He currently serves as Abbot President of the English Benedictine Congregation and is much in demand as a speaker and broadcaster.