The Cloister Walk

The Cloister Walk

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Kathleen Norris, a married woman with a thoroughly Protestant background and often more doubt than faith, finds herself, somewhat to her own surprise, on two extended residencies at St John's Abbey in Minnesota. Part record of her time among the Benedictines, part meditation on aspects of monastic life, The Cloister Walk demonstrates from the rare perspective of someone who is both an insider and outsider, how immersion in the cloistered world - its liturgy, ritual and sense of community - can impart meaning to everyday events and deepen our secular lives. In this stirring and lyrical work, the monastery becomes immediate, accessible, and relevant to us, no matter what our faith may be. n 'Who's this book for? Poetry lovers, English-literature students, marriage counsellors, monks, hairstylists, unemployed people, teachers, Catholics, Protestants, agnostics, Buddhists. Anyone with an open mind and a love of words, in short' RTE Guide
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Product details

  • Hardback | 400 pages
  • 138 x 216mm | 610g
  • Lion Books
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • 0745941974
  • 9780745941974

About Kathleen Norris

KATHLEEN NORRIS is a poet and author of the bestselling The Cloister Walk and Amazing Grace. She and her husband live in South Dakota, USA.
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