The Cloister Walk

The Cloister Walk

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ePub
Price
$12.99
 
Additional Formats
  • ePub
  • ISBN 9781101215661
  • 416 Pages
  • Riverhead
  • Adult

Overview

A New York Times bestseller for 23 weeks

A New York Times Notable Book of the Year

“A strange and beautiful book…Part memoir, part meditation, it is a remarkable piece of writing.” -The Boston Globe

The Cloister Walk is a new opportunity to discover a remarkable writer with a huge, wise heart…Norris resonates deeply for a lot of people: She’s one of those writers who demands to be handed around. You want to share this great discovery, giving her work as a gift3/4or you simply shove a copy in the face of a friend, saying ‘Read this.’” -Minneapolis Star-Tribune

The Cloister Walk

The Cloister Walk

Kathleen Norris

Awards

Books for a Better Life Award – Winner
Barnes and Noble Discover Great New Writers Award – Winner

Table of Contents

Preface

Dawn

September 3: Gregory the Great

St. John’s Abbey Liturgy Schedule

The Rule and Me

September 17: Hildegard of Bingen

September 29: Michael, Gabriel, Raphael, Archangels

The Difference

September 30: Jerome

October 1: Thérèse of the Child Jesus

October 2: Guardian Angels

Jeremiah as Writer: The Necessary Other

November 1 and 2: All Saints, All Souls

November 16: Gertrude the Great

Exile, Homeland, and Negative Capability

New York City: The Trappist Connection

Los Angeles: The O Antiphons

Borderline

The Christmas Music

January 2: Basil the Great and Gregory of Nazianzus

Passage

The Paradox of the Psalms

Baptism of the Lord: A Tale of Intimacy

January 10: Gregory of Nyssa

February 2: Candlemas/Presentation of the Lord

Celibate Passion

February 10: Scholastica

Good Old Sin

Acedia

Pride

Anger

Noon

Degenerates

New Melleray Abbey Liturgy Schedule

Chicago: Religion in America

The War on Metaphor

March 18: Mechtild of Magdeburg

April 2: Mary of Egypt

Saved by a Rockette: Easters I Have Known

Triduum: The Three Days

Triduum Notes

Cinderella in Kalamazoo

The Virgin Martyrs: Between “Point Vierge” and the “Usual Spring”

Minneapolis: Cocktails with Simon Tugwell

May 15: Emily Dickinson

Maria Goretti: Cipher or Saint?

Evening

Genesis

Road Trip

Places and Displacement: Rattlesnakes in Cyberspace

Learning to Love: Benedictine Women on Celibacy and Relationship

The Cloister Walk

The Garden

The Church and the Sermon

June 9: Ephrem the Syrian

Small Town Sunday Morning

At Last, Her Laundry’s Done

Dreaming of Trees

Monks and Women

July 11: Benedict’s Cave

A Glorious Robe

Women and the Habit: A Not-so-glorious Dilemma

The Gregorian Brain

Oz

Generations

Monastic Park

August 28: Augustine

The Lands of Sunrise and Sunset

The Nursing Home on Sunday Afternoon

One Man’s Life

“It’s a Sweet Life”

Coming and Going: Monastic Rituals

“The Rest of the Community”

“The Only City in America”

Night

Acknowledgments

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