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The Abbey of Gethsemani : place of peace and paradox : 150 years in the life of America's oldest Trappist monastery

Author: Dianne Aprile
Publisher: Louisville, Ky. : Trout Lily Press, 1998.
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Richly illustrated with photographs, illustrations, and reproductions of documents, this detailed account of the founding and growth of America's "proto-abbey" is rooted in the historical context of the Cistercians and the monastic tradition. The work of Father Louis, Thomas Merton, is skillfully woven into the story of the abbey.
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Genre/Form: Church history
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Dianne Aprile
ISBN: 0964280213 9780964280212
OCLC Number: 40273406
Description: 246 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 30 cm.
Contents: Preface : a call to change --
Desert fathers, early monks and Cistercian reformers, 275-1796 --
On the road : Kentucky's first Trappists and Catholic pioneers, 1785-1847 --
Dom Eutropius Proust : America's proto-abbot, 1848-1859 --
Dom Benedict Berger : an embattled abbey fights for its life, 1860-1889 --
Dom Edward Chaix-Bourbon : the gloom descends, 1890-1895 --
Dom Edmond Obrecht : monk of Gethsemani, citizen of the world, 1898-1935 --
Dom Frederic Dunne : exploring new frontiers, 1935-1948 --
Dom James Fox : from Harvard to hermitage, 1948-1967 --
Father Flavian Burns : quieting down, 1968-1973 --
Father Timothy Kelly : out of the front office, into the street, 1973- --
Epilogue : "why hast thou come here?"
Responsibility: Dianne Aprile.

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Richly illustrated with photographs, illustrations, and reproductions of documents, this detailed account of the founding and growth of America's "proto-abbey" is rooted in the historical context of the Cistercians and the monastic tradition. The work of Father Louis, Thomas Merton, is skillfully woven into the story of the abbey.

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