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Trappist: Living in the Land of Desire

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Describes life at a Trappist monastery in South Carolina, and discusses the nature of the monastic experience.
Hardcover, 176 pages
Published November 1st 1997 by Paulist Press
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Rebecca
Feb 16, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Beautifully written, this book explains Trappist life as well as anything I've ever read. More than this, it explains that, although Trappists live unusual lives, their struggles are universal. Very highly recommended.

" There is no guarantee that he is doing the right thing. Many voices are quick to suggest that he is not. To make matters worse, God does not provide detailed instructions. Often God seems absent. Silent. The monk leans into the beating heart of God: "Speak, just one word!" Then
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Itai
Apr 06, 2009 rated it it was amazing
I had thought that this would be a photo essay sort of book. The volume does feature scores of Michael Mauney's gorgeous photos of the Trappist Mepkin Abbey, located in South Carolina. To my surprise and pleasure, the author, Michael Downey has written a beautiful, insightful text.
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