The Cloister Walk
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- Sales Rank:4,815,695
- Languages:English (Unknown), English (Original Language), English (Published)
- Media:Audio Cassette
- Shipping Weight (lbs):2.4
- Dimensions (in):8.9 x 6.2 x 1.4
- Publication Date:October 10, 1996
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A reverent study of the monastic world assesses the meaning of the cloistered life in modern times, journeying through a liturgical year to capture the relevance and spiritual significance of the religious life.
In the tradition of Thomas Merton, Kathleen Norris gives us an intimate look at how religious life fills a gap in the soul. Her poetic sensibilities internalize the monastery as a symbol of spirituality, with its sanctity and humor, questioning and uncertainty, rhythm and vigor. Beyond moral precepts and Bible stories, Cloister Walk is a very personal account of religion lived fully. It depicts a depth and beauty of spirituality in monastic life that has survived the vicissitudes of Roman Catholic politics and pomp.
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