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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (3,896 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Kathleen Norris Narrator: Debra Winger Publisher: Phoenix Audio Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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How can an understanding of celibacy strengthen a marriage? How does the mundane task of doing laundry become as sacred as ritual? Let Kathleen Norris explain. For over 10 years, thoroughly Protestant Norris has been an oblate at a Benedictine monastery. During this period, she has gained tremendous insight into the languages, customs, ceremonies, and sexuality of the men and women who have chosen the cloistered life. In this revealing account of the hidden world of the monastics, Norris explores the true monastic life and inspires us to evaluate our own lives and values. Download and start listening now!

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Collette | 2/18/2014

    " I moved through this slowly...it's a great book to pick up and put down without losing continuity. Some chapters (essays) are stronger than others, but on the whole, I enjoyed Norris' experience with the Benedectines, and especially enjoyed her perspective as a Protestant who was open-minded enough to use Catholic disciplines and theology to grow spiritually.. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Kati | 2/14/2014

    " It has been a little bit since I read this book, but I have read all of Kathleen Norris' non-fiction (that I know of) and this remains my favorite. I really like the way she uses old monastic stories, almost fables, to make some of her points. I definitely feel like I "get" monasticism more after reading this book. Henry Nouwen is good for that, too. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Carrie | 2/12/2014

    " Made me want to visit a monastery and long for a slow life. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Nikki | 2/11/2014

    " i love this book. it is to be read slowly, meditating on and with. my dear meg gave it to me as a gift and it is a perfect gift. "

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