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World Without End

Thomas Keating, Lucette Verboven, Joseph Boyle

Bloomsbury Continuum

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ISBN10: 1472942485
ISBN13: 9781472942487


176 Pages



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In these conversations with film maker and writer Lucette Verboven, Thomas Keating OCSO—bestselling author, Trappist monk and founder of the Centering Prayer movement—looks back on his long life and spiritual development. Following his previous books Invitation to Love, Open Mind, Open Heart and The Mystery of Christ, Father Keating turns his attention to the themes of awakening, the nature of true happiness and the character and purpose of death.

World Without End also contains an interview with Abbot Joseph Boyle OCSO, who presides over the monastery where Father Keating is resident, high in the Rocky Mountains in Snowmass, Colorado.

Verboven’s insightful questions probe into the depths of Father Keating’s spirituality, discussing identity, transformation, silence, nature and the cosmos—themes universal and applicable to all those searching for a deeper and more meaningful life.


Praise for World Without End

"A lively and always fascinating look at the life and ministry of Father Thomas Keatin."Spirituality and Practice

"Readers interested in the Order of Saint Benedict or Catholics seeking greater understanding of the spiritual impulse will find much to appreciate."Publishers Weekly

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About the author

Thomas Keating, Lucette Verboven, Joseph Boyle

Father Thomas Keating is known throughout the world as an exponent, teacher, and writer on contemplative prayer. A Cistercian (Trappist) monk of St. Benedict's Monastery in Snowmass, Colorado, he is a founder of the Centering Prayer Movement and of Contemplative Outreach. He is the author of numerous books, particularly of the trilogy Open Mind, Open Heart; Invitation to Love; and The Mystery of Christ. Among his most recent books is The Daily Reader for Contemplative Living, compiled by S. Stephanie Iachetta. His website is

Lucette Verboven is a Flemish writer and film producer. She holds a Master's degree in English Literature from the Catholic University of Louvain, Belgium. She has produced a number of major television series for Flemish/Dutch television and is the author of a bestselling book, The Dominican Way.