The Cloister Walk

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G.K. Hall, 1996 - Religion - 532 pages
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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

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User Review  - Claire Gilligan - Goodreads

I was skeptical when Liz recommended this--a sort of memoir by a Protestant woman who's a Benedictine oblate at one of the more liberal Catholic monasteries in the US. But it turned out to be quite ... Read full review

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User Review  - Nancy - Goodreads

While I have marked this book "read," it is one I will add to my "perpetual" shelf, the place in the bookcase next to my reading chair where I books that I turn to over and over... the books I can pull out and turn to any chapter to read just a few pages. [to be continued] Read full review

About the author (1996)

Kathleen Norris is the award-winning author of "Amazing Grace: A Vocabulary of Faith"; "The Cloister Walk"; & the forthcoming "The Virgin of Bennington". She lives in South Dakota & Hawaii.

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