Private worlds glimpsed by a privileged few, monasteries have long maintained an aura of mystery. Mick Hales goes behind the gates for a rare look at the integral role a garden plays in the life of a monastery, and writes about the history of sanctuaries, such as one of the first, tended by Saint Anthony in third-century Egypt. 130 full-color photos of monasteries in the U.S., France, England, and Wales.
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