Virgin Time
Virgin Time   -     By: Patricia Hampl
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Virgin Time: In Search of the Contemplative Life. Patricia Hampl begins her quest not to find something, but to shake off the indelible brand of a Catholic upbringing. Yet even as an adult removed from the dogma of her early Catholic training, she feels the pull of contemplative prayer. In her search, she travels to the "old world" of Catholicism, to the golden haze of St. Francis's Assisi and to the surging crowds of Lourdes with their candles and incurable illnesses. What she was looking for confronts her, finally, on a retreat at a monastery near the Lost Coast of northern California in the still, virgin moments of silent prayer.

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Format: Paperback
Vendor: Random House
Publication Date: 1993
ISBN: 0345384245
ISBN-13: 9780345384249

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"A religious cliff-hanger--intimate, compelling, hard to put down."
SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE
Eager to shake off the indelible brand of a Catholic upbringing, Patricia Hample seeks the "old world" of Catholicism. On her pilgrimage she meets others seekers--crotchety English agnostics, American Franciscan friars and nuns, and the seekers that fill every charter flight. Inevitably, too, she finds the "old world" right at home, in the very past she had tried to escape. But what she is looking for confronts her, finally, on a rereat at a monastery near the Lost Coast of northern California in the still, virgin moments of silent prayer....

Author Bio

Patricia Hampl first stepped onto the literary scene with A Romantic Education, a Cold War memoir about her Czech heritage. Four of her books have been named Notable Books of the Year by The New York Times Book Review. Hampl's work has appeared in The New YorkerParis ReviewGranta, The American Scholar, the New York Times, the Los Angeles TimesBest American Short Stories and Best American Essays. In 1990 she was awarded a MacArthur Fellowship. In addition, she has received fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, Bush Foundation, National Endowment for the Arts (twice, in poetry and prose), Ingram Merrill Foundation and Djerassi Foundation. Hampl teaches fall semesters in the English MFA program at the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis.

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