Brodheadsville PA - Sunday, June 05th 2011 - **FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE**
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From the Office of the Dead.
BRODHEADSVILLE, PA – The sixth book in a series of monastic mysteries takes readers all the way to China. Night Prayer: From the Office of the Dead (published by iUniverse), by Brother and Doctor Bernard Seif is a captivating blend of historical events wrapped together in mystery.
A centuries-old cycle of fear and death spans Asia, Europe, and America and it falls upon the shoulders of a simple Christian monk to break the spell. Sixteenth century France bursts to life for twentieth-century Brother Francis through ancient parchments that have come into his hands—along with their dangerous legacy. The clinical psychologist and Chinese medicine doctor has devoted his life to studying the lives of his monastic founders, Jane de Chantal and Francis de Sales.
Both revered for centuries as models of spiritual friendship, Jane de Chantal was a wife, mother, widow, and revolutionary foundress who was extricated from her difficult life by the empowerment of a French bishop, Francis de Sales. Some of the events in Night Prayer: from the Office of the Dead are based on historical fact and characters.
Seif’s readers love his blend of spirituality, natural medicine, clinical psychology, and Asian culture which abounds in every one of his books. Night Prayer has an added bonus. It includes a series of photographs which adds extra life to the text.
About the Author
Brother/Doctor Bernard Seif, SMC, EdD, DNM, is a Catholic Christian monk with private monastic vows. He is also a vowed and knighted member of the Sacred Medical Order of the Knights of Hope. After earning his doctorate in counseling at Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pa., Brother Bernard was licensed as a clinical psychologist in Maryland and Pennsylvania. He later became board certified in Behavioral Medicine and is also a doctor of Natural Medicine with a specialization in Chinese Medicine. Night Prayer is the fifth book in Seif’s series of monastic mysteries. Other titles include Office of the Dead, Vigils, Morning Prayer, Daytime Prayer, and Vespers.
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