Emily's Reviews > An Infinity of Little Hours: Five Young Men and Their Trial of Faith in the Western World's Most Austere Monastic Order

An Infinity of Little Hours by Nancy Klein Maguire
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Feb 22, 2011

it was amazing
bookshelves: catholica, religion
Read from February 22 to 23, 2011

A fantastic look at the life of the Carthusian monks at the charterhouse in Parkminster, England. The author, who is married to a former Carthusian, chronicles the vocational journey of five young men who come to the bell pull in 1960--and how only one went "all the way" to solemn profession.
The only thing I didn't like was the emphasis on sex in one part of the book. Yes, ok, it's celibate men, and we must talk about SEX, apparently. Geez. This was a tad overheated.

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