Making a Heart for God: A Week Inside a Catholic Monastery

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SkyLight Paths Publishing, 2002 - Religion - 197 pages
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A series of books offering a glimpse inside the places where people go to spend extended periods of time -- or entire lifetimes -- focused on prayer, meditation, or study. Each volume conveys a detailed view of daily life "inside the walls" in jargon-free language, and also introduces the heart of a great spiritual tradition.

Takes us into the Abbey of Gethsemani -- the Trappist monastery in Kentucky that was home to the author Thomas Merton -- to explore the details of spiritual and daily life.

A guide to locating a monastery near you, as well as a glossary of common monastic terms, make this an excellent introduction for the curious seeker -- and the perfect book to take along on your first monastic retreat. See p. 16 for the most recent addition to the A Week Inside series.

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About the author (2002)

Aprile is a writer for The Louisville Courier-Journal. She is ther recipient of a Kentucky Arts Council fellowship and a writer's grant from the Kentucky Foundation for Women.

Hart is general editor of the journals, was Merton's last secretary. He is a monk of Gethesmani.

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