By Kathleen Norris
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“Vivid, compelling... An include of ethical and non secular contemplation.” –The long island Times
“A amazing piece of writing. If learn with humility and a spotlight, Kathleen Norris's ebook turns into lectio divina, or holy reading.” –The Boston Globe
From the long-lasting writer of Amazing Grace: A Vocabulary of Faith, a religious trip that brings pleasure to the meanings of affection, grace and faith.
Why could a married lady with a completely Protestant heritage and infrequently extra doubt than religion be attracted to the traditional perform of monasticism, to a neighborhood of celibate males whose days are founded on a inflexible agenda of prayer, paintings, and scripture? this can be the query that poet Kathleen Norris asks us as, a bit of to her personal shock, she stumbled on herself on prolonged residencies at St. John's Abbey in Minnesota.
Part list of her time one of the Benedictines, half meditation on numerous features of monastic lifestyles, The Cloister stroll demonstrates, from the infrequent point of view of somebody who's either an insider and outsider, how immersion within the cloistered world-- its liturgy, its ritual, its experience of community-- can impart desiring to daily occasions and deepen our secular lives. during this stirring and lyrical paintings, the monastery, frequently thought of archaic or otherworldly, turns into speedy, obtainable, and proper to us, it doesn't matter what our religion could be.