By Br. David Steindl-Rast, OSB, with photography by Diego Ortiz Mugica
Vivir Agradecidos Foundation, the grateful living community in Latin America, and one of the international affiliates of A Network for Grateful Living, just released a new bilingual book (Spanish, English) entitled “Celebration: Br. David in Patagonia.” This exquisite coffee-table size book intimately shares the experience shared in February, 2014 between Br. David and some of the founders of Vivir Agradecidos (Grateful Living) as they traveled in Bariloche, Patagonia, Argentina.
Diego Ortiz Mugica, a renowned Argentinean photographer, captured these unforgettable moments that Br. David has called “images of the sacred.” The human experience in the midst of the pristine beauty of Patagonia has become a limited edition book of breathtaking photographs accompanied by Br. David’s moving quotes, in both Spanish and English.
Vivir Agradecidos released the book in Espacio Ensō, a Buenos Aires art gallery, with a photo exhibition during two weeks in late November, the days of Thanksgiving.
During this same period of time, a series of workshops took place in Buenos Aires which allowed for a deepened understanding of the spirituality of grateful living. More than 1,000 visitors participated in these events.
To see a video about the making of this book (mostly in Spanish) and excerpts from Br. David’s talks on location in Patagonia, see this page.
To read more (in Spanish) about photographer Diego Ortiz Mugica and to see a few of the photos in the book see this page.
The limited edition book, Celebration: Br. David in Patagonia is available in the USA as a premium for those individuals who make a gift in the range of $250-$500 to support the work of A Network for Grateful Living. Shipping and handling is included. Please contact Kristi here if you are interested.
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