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The Bread of Angels by Stephanie Saldana
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Oct 05, 2010

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bookshelves: memoir, spiritual
Read in October, 2010

Since I"ll probably never travel to Damascus, I had to settle for this armchair travelling. This is not just a travel memoir, but really a spiritual journey memoir. While I enjoyed it somewhat, I felt it was too long in places. ("Just get to the point already.")
One interesting part to me was that she underwent the spiritual exercises of Ignatious, which is a very specific 30 day retreat, and she did it in the desert. I have heard about this retreat,so it was interesting to see what it involved. The monastery in the desert sounded really wonderful.
I admire her that she learned Arabic so well, and made friends with so many people in Damascus. And that she was so truthful in the telling of her life story.
It would still be nice to go to Damascus.
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