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Making a heart for God : a week inside a Catholic monastery

Author: Dianne Aprile
Publisher: Woodstock, Vt. : SkyLight Paths Pub., ©2000.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This book offers you a personal encounter with daily life inside the Trappist Abbey of Gethsemani, Kentucky, as you might encounter it on a one-week retreat. Including a detailed guide to the monastic places in North America that receive visitors, as well as a detailed glossary, Making a heart for God is an excellent introduction for anyone interested in learning about monastic spirituality -- and it is also the  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Dianne Aprile
ISBN: 1893361144 9781893361140
OCLC Number: 45195831
Description: xiv, 197 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: An out-of-the-way place: respite from a harried world --
A space of liberty: observing life inside the walls --
The less-traveled road: what it's like to become a monk --
Daily work: by the labor of their hands --
A gift of simplicity: the freedom to be --
Together in solitude: the experience of community --
Welcoming the stranger: social life --
Saying goodbye: fruits of the experience.
Responsibility: Dianne Aprile ; foreword by Patrick Hart.

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"This book offers you a personal encounter with daily life inside the Trappist Abbey of Gethsemani, Kentucky, as you might encounter it on a one-week retreat. Including a detailed guide to the monastic places in North America that receive visitors, as well as a detailed glossary, Making a heart for God is an excellent introduction for anyone interested in learning about monastic spirituality -- and it is also the perfect preparation for your first retreat experience."--Book jacket.

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