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Hermit, Preacher, Wanderer

A travel journal containing musical, cultural and religious dialogues from Cyprian Consiglio, OSB Cam.
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Songs and Stories from the Road
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Songs and Stories from the Road
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Follow Camaldolese Benedictine monk Father Cyprian Consiglio as he travels around the world, writing about, performing with, and engaging in unique cultural and religious practices. Inspired by the works of Bede Griffiths, OSB Cam, who contributed immensely to the Christian Ashram movement, Cyprian discusses both the similarities and differences between Catholicism, Buddhism and Hinduism, focusing on the importance of mindfulness and meditation.

Each chapter vividly describes the inspiration behind songs like “Awakening,” “Compassionate and Wise” and “Lead Me from Death into Life,” as Cyprian spreads the Gospel through his music. While sharing his own musical journey, he discusses the benefits of interaction and open dialogue with individuals that, at first, may appear to possess drastically different values and beliefs. Throughout his travels, he forms bonds with renowned pastors, lay people, fellow musicians and more — growing spiritually in the process.

Hermit, Preacher, Wanderer is a text of vital importance. As Christians, we are called to practice religious tolerance. And when it may seem like our differences are obstacles, Cyprian consistently demonstrates that they are not. Through these differences, this Camaldolese priest enhances his understanding of an unfamiliar religion, as well as the understanding of his own.

Excerpt from “Letter to the Bishops of the Catholic Church on Some Aspects of Christian Meditation1 ”:

The majority of the great religions which have sought union with God in prayer have also pointed out ways to achieve it. Just as the Catholic Church rejects nothing of what is true and holy in these religions, neither should these ways be rejected out of hand simply because they are not Christian. On the contrary, one can take from them what is useful so long as the Christian conception of prayer, its logic and requirements are never obscured.

1 AAS 82 (1990) 362-379