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Writing with lyrical grace, Kathleen Norris takes us through a liturgical year, as she experienced it both within the monastery and outside it. She offers her rare perspective on being both an insider and an outsider, how immersion in the cloister world - its liturgy, rituals, and sense of community - can impart meaning to everyday events and deepen our spiritual and secular lives.
Number of Pages: 384
Publication Date: 1997
|Dimensions: 5 1/2 X 8 1/4 (inches)|
The Song of the Seed: A Monastic Way of Tending the SoulMacrina WiederkehrHarperOne / 1997 / Trade Paperback$9.29 Retail:
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A New York Times Notable Book of the Year
"A strange and beautiful book...Part memoir, part meditation, it is a remarkable piece of writing." -The Boston Globe
"The Cloister Walk is a new opportunity to discover a remarkable writer with a huge, wise heart...Norris resonates deeply for a lot of people: She's one of those writers who demands to be handed around. You want to share this great discovery, giving her work as a gift3/4or you simply shove a copy in the face of a friend, saying 'Read this.'" -Minneapolis Star-Tribune
Caryn5 Stars Out Of 5September 5, 2002CarynI love this book! Kathleen Norris' style is very readable and engaging. I enjoy her unique perspectives on the Christian faith, monastic life and many more subjects. I highly recommend this book, especially if you're interested in learning more about the contemplative life.