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Souls at Rest

Souls at Rest

An Exploration of the Eucharistic Sabbath

By Charlotte Ostermann

128 pp

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About the Book

Souls At Rest is a profound exploration of the meaning and practice of Sabbath for contemporary readers; a restful, poetic counterpoint to the velocity and noise of today’s world, and a cure for its primary woes. The ancient, worldwide understanding of cyclical rest is here blended with the formal Jewish Sabbath and made intensely new and relevant in the light of the Eucharist. Readers are invited to cultivate interior freedom by designing a contemplative and personal Sabbath practice. Download a Study Guide Ebook (pdf) for Souls at Rest.


“I cannot recommend Souls at Rest highly enough, and I would recommend it as the perfect gift for those who may be looking for ways to deepen their faith and strengthen their family bonds.”


author of The Authentic Catholic Woman

“More than a description of and a solution to a problem, Charlotte Ostermann’s Souls at Rest offers a remedy to busyness and its empty promises. It is an inspiring invitation to come and see what God has planned for you. This book is an epiphany.”


Director and Chaplain, St. Lawrence Catholic Campus Center and Institute for Faith and Culture

“What the world needs now is rest. Charlotte Ostermann, in her book Souls at Rest, drives that home with a wisdom, a depth, and a beauty that makes you hunger for that rest.”


Apostles of the Interior Life

“God has given us the Lord’s Day as a supernatural day in which we can wrap ourselves in the Holy Spirit’s tallit and truly give ourselves to Him as a bride gives herself to her husband, inviting His indwelling presence to enter more deeply into us. He has now sent Charlotte Ostermann to teach us how.”


author of Second Exodus

“I love Souls at Rest! It is a beautiful book, and I wish every Catholic would read it. It has changed the way I think of Sabbath rest, and the way I approach human being, especially on Sundays.”


Pastor Emeritus, Corpus Christi, Lawrence, Kansas

About the Author

Charlotte Ostermann is a Catholic convert, freelance writer and editor, homemaker, poet, humorist, veteran educator, and spiritual mentor. Her previous books include 25 Ways to Help an Artist: The Art of Low-Cost Philanthropy; Catholics Communicate Christ: How to Serve the Church as a Writer; and Souls at Rest: An Exploration of the Eucharistic SabbathSouls at Play: A Reflection on Creativity, will be released in 2015, as the third book in the “Holy Leisure Trilogy.” Her feature articles and poems have been published in EnvoyCanticleHereditasThessaurae EcclesiaeMater et MagistraSt. Austin Review, and Gilbert magazine.

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