Br. Davd, sheep, Patagonia

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.

Celebrations Event Buenos Aires

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.

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 who make a gift of $150 or more to support the work of A Network for Grateful Living. Shipping and handling is included. Please contact us here if you are interested.

Br. David, bubbles


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Br. David Steindl-Rast
Br. David Steindl-Rast, OSB

Br. David Steindl-Rast, OSB

About the author

Brother David Steindl-Rast — author, scholar, and Benedictine monk — is beloved the world over for his enduring message about gratefulness as the true source of lasting happiness. Known to many as the “grandfather of gratitude,” Br. David has been a source of inspiration and spiritual friendship to countless leaders and luminaries around the world including Desmond Tutu, the Dalai Lama, Thich Nhat Hanh, Thomas Merton, and more. He has been one of the most important figures in the modern interfaith dialogue movement, and has taught with thought-leaders such as Eckhart Tolle, Jack Kornfield, and Roshi Joan Halifax. His wisdom has been featured in recent interviews with Oprah Winfrey, Krista Tippett, and Tami Simon and his TED talk has been viewed almost 10,000,000 times. Learn more about Br. David here.