With over 25,000 copies sold of the hardcover version, this paperback edition of Macrina Wiederkehr’s bestselling book, Seven Sacred Pauses: Living Mindfully Through the Hours of the Day , invites readers to learn how to pray the hours through the practice of consciously pausing at the seven sacred moments of each day, making their daily passage through time a more sacred pilgrimage. Using scripture, poetry, reflections, personal stories, and quotes from a rich array of spiritual teachers for many religions, Wiederkehr helps readers become more attuned to living in the present moment and develop a kindred spirit with the rich tradition of the sacred hours. Seven Sacred Pauses is a wonderful gift to those who seek to find balance in their busy days and to bring the practice of the Divine Hours home to their own hearts
Macrina Wiederkehr, O.S.B., is a popular retreat guide and author and makes her home with the monastic community of St. Scholastica in Fort Smith, Arkansas. The Benedictine traditions of deep listening to the word of God and hospitality toward all of life form the roots of her writing and retreat ministry. Wiederkehr is the best-selling author of several books, including Seven Sacred Pauses and The Circle of Life, which she coauthored with Joyce Rupp. She also maintains a blog (Under the Sycamore Tree).