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The cloister walk

Author: Kathleen Norris
Publisher: New York : Riverhead Books, 1997, ©1996.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : English : 1st Riverhead trade pbk. edView all editions and formats
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A 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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Genre/Form: Nonfiction
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Norris, Kathleen, 1947-
Cloister walk.
New York : Riverhead Books, 1997, c1996
(OCoLC)647324589
Named Person: Kathleen Norris; Kathleen Norris
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kathleen Norris
ISBN: 1573225843 9781573225847
OCLC Number: 36795089
Notes: "Riverhead hardcover edition, April 1996"--T.p. verso.
Description: xiii, 385 p. ; 21 cm.
Contents: Dawn --
September 3: Gregory the Great --
St. John's abbey liturgy schedule --
The rule and me --
September 17: Hildegard of Bingen --
September 29: Michael, Gabriel, Raphael, Archangels --
The difference --
September 30: Jerome --
October 1: Thérèse of the Child Jesus --
October 2: Guardian angels --
Jeremiah as writer: the necessary other --
November 1 and 2: All Saints, All Souls --
November 16: Gertrude the Great --
Exile, homeland, and negative capability --
New York City: the trappist connection --
Los Angeles: the O antiphons --
Borderline --
The Christmas music --
January 2: Basil the Great and Gregory of Nazianzus --
Passage --
The paradox of the psalms --
Baptism of the Lord: a tale of intimacy --
January 10: Gregory of Nyssa --
February 2: Candlemas/presentation of the Lord --
Celibate passion --
February 10: Scholastica --
Good old sin --
Acedia --
Pride --
Anger --
Noon --
Degenerates --
New melleray abbey liturgy schedule --
Chicago: religion in America --
The war on metaphor --
March 18: Mechtild of Magdeburg --
April 2: Mary of Egypt --
Saved by a rockette: Easters I have known --
Triduum: the three days --
Triduum notes --
Cinderella in Kalamazoo --
The Virgin Martyrs: between "point vierge" and the "usual spring" --
Minneapolis: cocktails with Simon Tugwell --
A story with dragons: the Book of Revelation --
May 15: Emily Dickinson --
Maria Goretti: cipher or saint? --
Evening --
Genesis --
Road trip --
Places and displacement: rattlesnakes in cyberspace --
Learning to love: Benedictine women on celibacy and relationship --
The cloister walk --
The garden --
The church and the sermon --
June 9: Ephrem the Syrian --
Small town Sunday morning --
At last, her laundry's done --
Dreaming of trees --
Monks and women --
July 11: Benedict's cave --
A glorious robe --
Women and the habit: a not-so-glorious dilemma --
The Gregorian brain --
Oz --
Generations --
Monastic park --
August 28: Augustine --
The lands of sunrise and sunset --
The nursing home on Sunday afternoon --
One man's life --
"It's a sweet life" --
Coming and going: monastic rituals --
"The rest of the community" --
"The only city in America" --
Night.
Responsibility: Kathleen Norris.

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A 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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