How to Live Like a Monk: Medieval Wisdom for Modern Life

Danièle Cybulskie and Anna Lobanova


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How to Live Like a Monk: Medieval Wisdom for Modern Life by Cybulskie, Danièle
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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.

With wit and insight, medievalist and podcaster Daniele Cybulskie dives into the history of monasticism in each chapter and then reveals applications for today, such as the benefits of healthy eating, streamlining routines, gardening, and helping others. She shares how monks authentically embraced their spiritual calling, and were also down to earth: they wrote complaints about being cold in the manuscripts they copied, made beer and wine, and even kept bees.

How to Live Like a Monk features original illustrations by Anna Lobanova, as well as more than eighty color reproductions from medieval manuscripts. It is for anyone interested in the Middle Ages and those seeking inspiration for how to live a full life, even when we're confined to the cloister of our homes.

Publisher: Abbeville Press
Published: 11/23/2021
Pages: 192
Weight: 0.85lbs
Size: 8.10h x 5.30w x 0.80d
ISBN: 9780789214133

Review Citation(s):
Publishers Weekly 08/30/2021
Library Journal 11/05/2021 pg. 1

About the Author
Cybulskie, Danièle: - Daniele Cybulskie is the author of Life in Medieval Europe and The Five-Minute Medievalist. She is a contributor to, is the creator and host of The Medieval Podcast, and runs the Medieval Masterclass for Creators.