While I was at Mt. Saviour Monastery this week I purchased a book. I haven’t finished reading it yet, but I will soon. I recommend it to anyone who reads this blog. It is Illuminated Life: Monastic Wisdom for Seekers of Light. It’s author is one of my favorites, Sr. Joan Chittister, OSB. The books is full of wonderful insights and wisdom from the Desert Fathers and Mothers. One of my favorite insights from the book is: “Religion is about ritual, about morals, about systems of thought, all of them good but all of them incomplete. Spirituality is about coming to consciousness of the sacred. It is in that consciousness that perspective comes, that peace comes. It is in that consciousness that a person comes to wholeness.” Peace.