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The waters of Siloe

Author: Thomas Merton
Publisher: New York : Harcourt, Brace, ©1949.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Traces the history of the Cistercian Order from its founding in 1098, through the reforms of the seventeenth century, its spread to the Americas and Asia, and its responses to the stresses of the Outside World.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Merton, Thomas, 1915-1968.
Waters of Siloe.
New York : Harcourt, Brace, ©1949
(OCoLC)609211612
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas Merton
OCLC Number: 386181
Description: xxxvii, 377 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: Part One. Monasticism; St. Benedict; the Cistercians --
De Rancé and La Trappe --
The dispersal; first Trappists in America --
Foundations in Kentucky and Illinois --
The Trappists in Nova Scotia; Petit Clairvaux --
The foundation of Gethsemani Abbey --
Gethsemani in the nineteenth century; other American foundations --
Reunion of the Cistercian congregations; new growth; Gethsemani under Dom Edmond Obrecht --
Eight American foundations --
A contemplative order in two world wars --
The rising tide: new foundations in Georgia, Utah, and New Mexico; the last mass at Yang Kia Ping --
Part Two. Cistercian life in the twelfth century --
The Cistercian character and sanctity --
Paradisus claustralis.
Responsibility: Thomas Merton.

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Traces the history of the Cistercian Order from its founding in 1098, through the reforms of the seventeenth century, its spread to the Americas and Asia, and its responses to the stresses of the Outside World.

An examination of the roots of the Cistercian Order, founded in 1098, its development and waning, and the seventeenth-century reforms by the Abbé de Rance, which began the second flowering that continues today. Throughout, Merton illuminates the purposes of monasticism. Index photographs. -- Publisher description.

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