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View from a Monastery The Vowed Live and Its Cast of Many Characters

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ISBN-10: 155725477X

ISBN-13: 9781557254771

Edition: 2006

Authors: Benet Tvedten, Kathleen Norris

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Combining memoir and paean for modern monastic life, Br. Benet Tvedten creates this charming book out of his love for his brothers, his place, his tradition. It has now been completely revised with many additional stories and colorful characters, and a new foreword from Kathleen Norris, author of Dakota, Cloister Walk, and many other books. It is often presumed that people who live in monasteries are either exceptionally holy or exceedingly strange. But A View from a Monastery portrays monks as ordinary men, some of whom are as quirky as the rest of us. Although monastic life differs from secular life in many remarkable ways, readers will discover that the monks themselves are not…    
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Book details

List price: $15.95
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Paraclete Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 10/1/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 173
Size: 5.50" wide x 7.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.550
Language: English

Kathleen Norris is the award-winning author of "Amazing Grace: A Vocabulary of Faith"; "The Cloister Walk"; & the forthcoming "The Virgin of Bennington". She lives in South Dakota & Hawaii.

Foreword
Acknowledgments
The View From the Monastery
St. Benedict and His Rule
How The Monastery Came to Be Here
Legends
How I Came to be Here
High Liturgy/Low Liturgy
Bruder Felix
The Brother Instructor
Hands Under the Scapular, Please
Titles and Names
The Holy Habit
Profession
Even Love One Another
The Abbot
A Public Place
The Pilgrim
Are You Real People?
Can You Laugh?
Books
Prayer
Work
Let Me Sell You a Painting
The Tough Guy
Dogs
The Women in Our Lives
The Rural Life
The Gardener
The Nurse
The Missionary-Monk
Dining Out
Damien
At the Movies
The Telephone Problem
Did He Really Say That?
Padrecito
Where We Live
Miracles
Destruction
Neighborly Acts
Protestants and Poets
Ah Sure, That's What You Are
Seeking and Finding
Right Where We Belong
The Road We Take
The Last Benedictine Pastor of Devils Lake
The Saints in Our Cemetery
At Home
Alcoholics Anonymous and the Rule of St. Benedict
Telling the Truth