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|Additional Physical Format:||Online version:
Merton, Thomas, 1915-1968.
Waters of Siloe.
New York : Harcourt, Brace, ©1949
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|Description:||xxxvii, 377 pages,  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 --
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.