Prayer & the Work of God by Robert Louis Wilken

Prayer & the Work of God

Reflections on the Daily Office & the Prayer of the Heart

by Robert Louis Wilken

This article, originally titled “Opus Dei,” was originally given as an address by the author, June 2, 1997, for the Sixth Annual Banquet of the Center for Catholic and Evangelical Theology.

I spent last spring living at Sant’ Anselmo, a Benedictine house of studies and monastery in Rome. It was not, as some of the younger monks from contemplative houses elsewhere reminded me, un vero monastero, a genuine monastery, because monks came from all over the world and would return to their home communities, and they were not under the discipline of the local abbo . . .