Together and Apart: A Memoir of the Religious Life - eBook
Together and Apart: A Memoir of the Religious Life - eBook  -     By: Ellen Stephen
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Format: DRM Free ePub
Vendor: Morehouse Publishing
Publication Date: 2008
ISBN: 9780819226891
ISBN-13: 9780819226891

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In an easy, conversational style, the author, a nun for over forty years, gives readers the facts and fictions of the monastic life: how the choice is made; what lies behind the vows of poverty, chastity, and obedience; the nuts and bolts of monastic calling; what monks and nuns do all day; how they support themselves; and why they live as they do. Brushing away the stereotypes of sainthood, she provides an enlightening glimpse into a vibrant female subculture that is richly diverse, faith-filled, and often supremely rewarding.

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In the 1960s Stephen (Order of St. Helena) gave up the trappings of urban life to become an Episcopal nun. Forty years later, she recounts her spiritual journey within the context of an order in transition. While the impact of Vatican II on Catholic religious is well documented, that turbulent era’s influence on Anglicans is less familiar. Writing that “coming together and drawing apart are two main characteristics of the religious life,” Stephen gives us an unsentimental but loving glimpse of what it’s like to make a lifetime commitment to seeking God. The familiar topics of spiritual memoir are embedded in discussions of the purposes and practices of such an unconventional “lifestyle.” Balancing prayer and work; keeping the vows of poverty, chastity and obedience; and living with companions one did not choose all draw her attention. Characterizing herself as a “truth-seeker,” Stephen is clear about some areas of her life and reticent about others (like her five years in an enclosed order). These reflections don’t fall into the mainstream of spiritual writing and are perhaps of most interest to those curious about contemporary life in a women’s religious community. (Oct.) Copyright 2008 Reed Business Information.

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