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    This review was originally published on my blog ShouldaCouldaWouldaBooksIn the early 1990s Kathleen Norris spent nine months at the Benedictine monastery of St John’s in Collegeville Minnesota She signed on several years before the book begins to become an “oblate” of the order The word oblate comes from the old L

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    45 Like Amazing Grace this is an impressively all encompassing and elouent set of essays on how faith intersects with everyday life In particular the book draws lessons from the time Norris spent as a Benedictine oblate From this experience she learned the benefits as well as the drawbacks of solitude and communal living She also considers the place that celibacy and monastic living might still have in modern life “The fact th

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    Read this book many years ago but I can't recall exactly how many I'm 99% sure it was in the late '90's In any event I was still so ignorant about my own Catholic heritage at that point I hadn't even heard of The Rule of St Benedict which I p

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    I was rather uneasy with this book although I did manage to struggle through to the endThere were a few definite mentions of Orthodox Christianity when referring to ancient saints but everything else was the black and white ProtestantCatholic divide I don't know about many Protestant monastic communities but there are several Orthodox monasteries in the United States While I stop short of insisting she be co

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    This book is not an easy read but is beautifully written It is definitely not for everyone I have been uietly reading it over the last two months It is the author's own walk through the male monastic life and in particular the Benedic

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    This book changed my lifeIt's hard to explain You really have to read it Based on my experience it helps to be a Catholic who loves books Kathleen Norris is a poet and has a poet's perspective on Catholicism and the ways of Benedictine monks But she's also a Protestant with a refreshingly level headed outsider's perspective on the seemingly impenetrable world inside a monastery The monks and nuns she describes

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    I love Kathleen Norris and all she synthesizes here Chipped away at this before bed for a long time Wanted to start it again when I got to the end For me the poet as theologian sure hits the spot

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    The Cloister Walk offers “food” for the soul at a time when many of us are hungry Norris’s book chronicles her experiences as a

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    Norris is introducing us one by one to the core religious aspects of Christianity as she comes to know and understand them We explore

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    One of my all time favorite uotes by this author from another bookThis is my spiritual geography the place where I have wrestled my story out of the circumstances of landscape and inheritance The word geography derives from the Greek words of earth and writingThis was so disappointing It is not about a spiritual

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Why would a married woman with a thoroughly Protestant background and often doubt than faith be drawn to the ancient practice of monasticism to a community of celibate men whose days are centered around a rigid schedule of prayer work and scripture This is the uestion that poet Kathleen Norris asks us as somewhat to her own surprise she. 45 Like Amazing Grace this is an impressively all encompassing and elouent set of essays on how faith intersects with everyday life In particular the book draws lessons from the time Norris spent as a Benedictine oblate From this experience she learned the benefits as well as the drawbacks of solitude and communal living She also considers the place that celibacy and monastic living might still have in modern life The fact that Christian monastics men and women both have been singing such gentle hymns at dusk for seventeen hundred years makes me realize that ceremony and tradition things I ve been raised to distrust as largely irrelevant can be food for the soul Sometimes her topics are drawn from the liturgical year feast days patron saints and martyrs chosen scriptures and wisdom from the Desert Fathers or other spiritual gurus Emily Dickinson is among her favorites Other times she simply reflects on her own life the blessings and challenges of being a freelance poet and lay theologian the daily discipline involved in marriage keeping a house and gardening and childhood memories from Virginia Illinois and HawaiiThese are disparate pieces rather than a straightforward narrative I read two or three at a time over a period of several weeks and found them to be a very peaceful way to start or break up the day My favorite individual essay is Dreaming of Trees contrasting the treelessness of her adopted Dakotas with the other landscapes she s known Norris wonders how to cultivate simplicity of spirit What would I find in my own heart if the noise of the world were silenced Who would I be Who will I be when loss or crisis or the depredations of time take away the trappings of success of self importance even personality itself There are profound lines on nearly every page but here are a few of my favorite passages The hard work of writing has taught me that in matters of the heart such as writing or faith there is no right or wrong way to do it but only the way of your life Just paying attention will teach you what bears fruit and what doesn t But it will be necessary to revise to doodle scratch out erase even make a mess of things in order to make it come out right if the scriptures don t sometimes pierce us like a sword we re not paying close enough attention if you re looking for a belief in the power of words to change things to come alive and make a path for you to walk on you re better off with poets these days than with Christians we exist for each other and when we re at a low ebb sometimes just to see the goodness radiating from another can be all we need in order to rediscover it in ourselves Hired To 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The Cloister Walk

Found herself on two extended residencies at St John's Abbey in Minnesota Part record of her time among the Benedictines part meditation on various aspects of monastic life The Cloister Walk demonstrates from the rare perspective of someone who is both an insider and outsider how immersion in the cloistered world its liturgy its ritual i. This book changed my lifeIt s hard to explain You really have to read it Based on my experience it helps to be a Catholic who loves books Kathleen Norris is a poet and has a poet s perspective on Catholicism and the ways of Benedictine monks But she s also a Protestant with a refreshingly level headed outsider s perspective on the seemingly impenetrable world inside a monastery The monks and nuns she describes are real honest witty and faithful people with great stories and a passion for their religion that seems very accessible My favorite of the chapters in the book are her essays on Catholic women saints one on St Maria Goretti and 1950 s American Catholic misogyny and one on the virgin martyrs They re very frank about the problems in the way the church has treated women and how Catholic women of faith including nuns have struggled with that over the years Very fresh compelling stuff Devil Versus Alpha The Millennium Wolves on two extended residencies at St John's Abbey in Minnesota Part record Spieserye of her time among the Benedictines part meditation Feral on various aspects Krismis van Map Jacobs of monastic life The Cloister Walk demonstrates from the rare perspective Girls Are Coming Out of the Woods of someone who is both an insider and Crust From Sourdough Spelt and Rye Bread to Ciabatta Bagels and Brioche outsider how immersion in the cloistered world its liturgy its ritual i. This book changed my lifeIt s hard to explain You really have to read it Based Til Death Do Us Part (Vows, on my experience it helps to be a Catholic who loves books Kathleen Norris is a poet and has a poet s perspective Mensa Riddles Conundrums on Catholicism and the ways Julie of the Wolves of Benedictine monks But she s also a Protestant with a refreshingly level headed The Right Swipe outsider s perspective Touched on the seemingly impenetrable world inside a monastery The monks and nuns she describes are real honest witty and faithful people with great stories and a passion for their religion that seems very accessible My favorite Dark Prophet The Chronicles of Koa of the chapters in the book are her essays Ugly Fish on Catholic women saints The Math of Life and Death 7 Mathematical Principles That Shape Our Lives one Little Gods on St Maria Goretti and 1950 s American Catholic misogyny and Ensorcelled The Erotic Adventures of Jane in the Jungle Book 9 on the virgin martyrs They re very frank about the problems in the way the church has treated women and how Catholic women The Poems The Collected Works of W B Yeats of faith including nuns have struggled with that Sylvia Pankhurst over the years Very fresh compelling stuff

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Ts sense of community can impart meaning to everyday events and deepen our secular lives In this stirring and lyrical work the monastery often considered archaic or otherworldly becomes immediate accessible and relevant to us no matter what our faith may be A New York Times bestseller for 23 weeks A New York Times Notable Book of the Yea. The Cloister Walk offers food for the soul at a time when many of us are hungry Norris s book chronicles her experiences as a lay oblate at St John s Abbey a Benedictine monastery in Collegeville Minnesota What makes this book fresh wonderful surprising and completely relevant to people of all faiths or non faith is that Norris is not as one would anticipate a Catholic but rather a Protestant filled with spiritual doubt When I first read The Cloister Walk and Dakota also by Kathleen Norris the evocative prose reminded me of writing by other women such as Annie Dillard Greta Ehrlich or Nancy Mairs that I ve also enjoyed A critic from Commonweal Lawrence S Cunningham makes the same observation It is one of the graces of our time that the best of our contemporary spiritual writers are women who are also poets We have thus been blessed by the writings of among others Nancy Mairs Patricia Hampl Annie Dillard and Denise Levertov Gifted with the power of language and disinclined to get mired down in petty ecclesiastical suabbles or sidetracked by the banality that often passes for spirituality they like the householder of the gospel bring forth old things and new Among that number one must include conspicuously Kathleen Norris who can bring alive the old desert fathers and mothers the saints of the calendar the idiosyncrasies of community life the travails of small town living the joys and pains of marriage and old age Renewing Pastoral Practice Trinitarian Perspectives on Pastoral Care And Counselling Explorations in Practical Pastoral and Empirical Theology Explorations Practical Pastoral and Empirical Theology of community can impart meaning to everyday events and deepen Going Grand our secular lives In this stirring and lyrical work the monastery The Reject often considered archaic Screenwalks or Battle Ground otherworldly becomes immediate accessible and relevant to us no matter what Rightfully the Alpha Female our faith may be A New York Times bestseller for 23 weeks A New York Times Notable Book Twin Obsessions of the Yea. The Cloister Walk Soulbinder (Spellslinger, of all faiths Venus in the Cloister: or, the Nun in her Smock or non faith is that Norris is not as Витез заточнк one would anticipate a Catholic but rather a Protestant filled with spiritual doubt When I first read The Cloister Walk and Dakota also by Kathleen Norris the evocative prose reminded me Semper Idem other women such as Annie Dillard Greta Ehrlich Holiday Roommates or Nancy Mairs that I ve also enjoyed A critic from Commonweal Lawrence S Cunningham makes the same Second Chances observation It is Mali pirat of the graces Puck You of Fret Work Step By Step our time that the best The Thirteenth Psalm of Zelenbabini darovi our contemporary spiritual writers are women who are also poets We have thus been blessed by the writings Ruthless of among Skandal na simpoziju others Nancy Mairs Patricia Hampl Annie Dillard and Denise Levertov Gifted with the power Dear Girls Intimate Tales Untold Secrets and Advice for Living Your Best Life of language and disinclined to get mired down in petty ecclesiastical suabbles Hired To Love or sidetracked by the banality that Poslednja stanica Britanija often passes for spirituality they like the householder Return of the Thief of the gospel bring forth The Hostage (Travelman Adventure) old things and new Among that number Uzice sa vranama one must include conspicuously Kathleen Norris who can bring alive the The Secret Teachings of Chinese Energetic Medicine Volume 2 Energetic Alchemy Dao Yin Therapy Healing i Deviations and Spirit Pathology 2014 Revised Edition old desert fathers and mothers the saints Bog se nikad ne smeje of community life the travails The Management Challenge: An Introduction to Management/Book and Disk of small town living the joys and pains Mermen The Mermen Trilogy old age