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Read online Dakota: A Spiritual Geography.pdf PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC Dakota: A Spiritual Geography A beautiful meditation on life in the Great Plains from award winning author and poet Kathleen Norris b .

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Kathleen Norris invites readers to experience rich moments of prayer and presence in i Dakota i a timeless tribute to a place in the American landscape that is at once desolate and sublime harsh and forgiving steeped in history and myth In thoughtful discerning prose she explores how we come to inhabit the world we see and how that world also inhabits us Her voice is a steady assurance that we can and do chart our spiritual geography wherever we go by Kathleen Norris

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Dakota: A Spiritual Geography
Title:Dakota: A Spiritual Geography
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ISBN:0618127240
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Number of Pages:256
Category:non-fiction, memoir, spirituality, religion
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Why would a married woman with a thoroughly Protestant background and often more 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 question that poet Kathleen Norris asks us as somewhat to her own surprise she 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 i The Cloister Walk i demonstrates from the rare perspective of someone who is both an insider and outsider how immersion in the cloistered world its liturgy its ritual its 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 br br A New York Times bestseller for weeks br A New York Times Notable Book of the Year, b A beautiful meditation on life in the Great Plains from award winning author and poet Kathleen Norris b br br br br Kathleen Norris invites readers to experience rich moments of prayer and presence in i Dakota i a timeless tribute to a place in the American landscape that is at once desolate and sublime harsh and forgiving steeped in history and myth In thoughtful discerning prose she explores how we come to inhabit the world we see and how that world also inhabits us Her voice is a steady assurance that we can and do chart our spiritual geography wherever we go, No description available, No description available