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[EPUB] ✺ The Cloister Walk Author Kathleen Norris – Ms-style.pro Why would a married woman with a thoroughly Protestant background and often doubt than faith be drawn to the ancient practice of monasticism to a community of celibate men whose days are centered arouWhy would a married woman with a thoroughly Protestant background and often doubt than faith be drawn to the ancient practice of monasticism to a community of celibate men whose days are centered around a rigid schedule of prayer work and scripture? This is the uestion that poet Kathleen Norris asks us as somewhat to her own surprise she.

Found herself on two extended residencies at St John's Abbey in Minnesota Part record of her time among the Benedictines part meditation on various 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 its ritual.

cloister ebok walk book The Cloister epub The Cloister Walk MOBIFound herself on two extended residencies at St John's Abbey in Minnesota Part record of her time among the Benedictines part meditation on various 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 its ritual.

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PDF ms style.pro Ü The Cloister Walk Epub Ï The Cloister Kindle - Kathleen Norris was born on July 27 1947 in Washington DC She grew up in Honolulu Hawaii as well as on her maternal grandparents’ farm in Lemmon South Dakota Her sheltered upbringing left her unprepared for the world she encountered when she began attending Bennington College in Vermont At first shocked by the unconventionality surrounding her Norris took refuge in poetry After she grad

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  1. Kelly Kelly says:

    PDF ms style.pro Ü The Cloister Walk Epub Ï The Cloister Kindle - cloister ebok, walk book, The Cloister epub, The Cloister Walk MOBIThis review was originally published on my blog ShouldaCouldaWouldaBooksIn the early 1990s Kathleen Norris spent nine months at the Benedictine monastery of St John’s in Collegeville Minnesota She signed on several years before the book begins to become an “oblate” of the order The word oblate comes from the old Latin for “offer


  2. Rebecca Rebecca says:

    PDF ms style.pro Ü The Cloister Walk Epub Ï The Cloister Kindle - cloister ebok, walk book, The Cloister epub, The Cloister Walk MOBI45 Like Amazing Grace this is an impressively all encompassing and elouent set of essays on how faith intersects with everyday life In particular the book draws lessons from the time Norris spent as a Benedictine oblate From this experience she learned the


  3. booklady booklady says:

    PDF ms style.pro Ü The Cloister Walk Epub Ï The Cloister Kindle - cloister ebok, walk book, The Cloister epub, The Cloister Walk MOBIRead this book many years ago but I can't recall exactly how many I'm 99% sure it was in the late '90's In any event I was still so ignorant about my own Catholic heritage at that point I hadn't even heard of The Rule of S


  4. Magda Magda says:

    PDF ms style.pro Ü The Cloister Walk Epub Ï The Cloister Kindle - cloister ebok, walk book, The Cloister epub, The Cloister Walk MOBII was rather uneasy with this book although I did manage to struggle through to the endThere were a few definite mentions of Orthodox Christianity when referring to ancient saints but everything else was the black and white ProtestantCatholic divide I don't know about many Protestant monastic communities but there are several Orthodox monasteries in the United States While I stop short of insisting she be completely inclusive I thought it odd that Orthodoxy was relegated to antiuity but for a few brief mentionsShe seemed like a very scatter brained art teacher waving her arms with flowy sleeves and talking about the Poetry of CreationBut she didn't really talk about Christ or God much That mostly clinched the I don't like this book feeling Granted it's a difficult subject to write about well but she kept approaching


  5. Leila Leila says:

    PDF ms style.pro Ü The Cloister Walk Epub Ï The Cloister Kindle - cloister ebok, walk book, The Cloister epub, The Cloister Walk MOBIThis book is not an easy read but is beautifully written It is definitely not for everyone I have been uietly reading it over the last two months It is the author's own walk through the male monastic life and in particular the Benedictines She looks at the relevance of their ordered life their community living their ritual devotion to prayer to society today It is of interest to me because of my own connections and impressions of the Benedictine's and their openness to the world ou


  6. Claire Claire says:

    PDF ms style.pro Ü The Cloister Walk Epub Ï The Cloister Kindle - cloister ebok, walk book, The Cloister epub, The Cloister Walk MOBIThis book changed my lifeIt's hard to explain You really have to read it Based on my experience it helps to be a Catholic who loves books Kathleen Norris is a poet and has a poet's perspective on Catholicism and the ways of Benedictine monks But she's also a Protestant with a refreshingly level headed outsider's perspective on the seemingly impenetrable world inside a monastery The monks and nuns she describes are real honest witty and faithful people with great stories and a passion for their religion that seems very accessible My favorite of the chapters in the book are her e


  7. Ali Ali says:

    PDF ms style.pro Ü The Cloister Walk Epub Ï The Cloister Kindle - cloister ebok, walk book, The Cloister epub, The Cloister Walk MOBII love Kathleen Norris and all she synthesizes here Chipped away at this before bed for a long time Wanted to start it again when I got to the end For me the poet as theologian sure hits the spot


  8. Ellen Ellen says:

    PDF ms style.pro Ü The Cloister Walk Epub Ï The Cloister Kindle - cloister ebok, walk book, The Cloister epub, The Cloister Walk MOBI The Cloister Walk offers “food” for the soul at a time when many of us are hungry Norris’s book chronicles her experiences as a lay oblate at St John's Abbey a Benedictine monastery in Collegeville Minnesota What makes this book fresh wonderful surprising and completely relevant to people of all faiths or non faith is that Norris is not— as one would anticipate— a Catholic but rather a Protestant filled with spiritual doubt When I first read The Cloister Walk and Dakota also by Kathleen Norris the evocative prose reminded me of writing by other women such as Annie Dillard Greta Ehrlich or Nancy Mairs that I’ve also enjoyed A critic from Commonweal Lawrence S Cunningham makes the same observation It is one of the graces of our time that the best of our contemporary spiritual writers are women who are also poets We have thus been blessed by the writings of among others Nancy Mairs Patricia Hampl Annie Dilla


  9. christina white christina white says:

    PDF ms style.pro Ü The Cloister Walk Epub Ï The Cloister Kindle - cloister ebok, walk book, The Cloister epub, The Cloister Walk MOBINorris is introducing us one by one to the core religious aspects of Christianity as she comes to know and understand them We explore every key dimension of monastic life with her Why celebacy; why community; why Scripture reading; why choir and music; why poverty; why we are not perfect I think like many people I expected this book to be a straighforward description something like This was my year in the monastery We ate beans and prayed blah blah blah However we as readers receive something much wonderful rare and important While we DO receive a description of monast


  10. Cheryl Cheryl says:

    PDF ms style.pro Ü The Cloister Walk Epub Ï The Cloister Kindle - cloister ebok, walk book, The Cloister epub, The Cloister Walk MOBIOne of my all time favorite uotes by this author from another bookThis is my spiritual geography the place where I have wrestled my story out of the circumstances of landscape and inheritance The word geography derives from the Greek words of earth and writingThis was so disappointing It is not ab


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