Christ the Ideal of the Monk, by Dom Columba Marmion, OSB
Spiritual Conferences on the Monastic and Religious Life by Rev. D. Columba Marmion, O.S.B. Imprimatur 1926. Christian holiness consists in the complete and sincere acceptation of Christ by faith, and in the expansion of this faith by hope and charity. Many of these pages explain the religious life such as St. Benedict understands it. This work presents a two fold aspect: The necessary detachment from created things in order to cleave to Christ; the way of detachment, thus embraced, leading to the life of union.