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The story of nuns and postulants in the closed Benedictine Order in the Abbey of Brede. Through the events of the novel Philippa Talbot, an ex-civil ...Show synopsisThe story of nuns and postulants in the closed Benedictine Order in the Abbey of Brede. Through the events of the novel Philippa Talbot, an ex-civil servant, learns how to come to terms with the tragedy from her past and even gain serenity. "The River" is another book by the same author.Hide synopsis
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Description:New. This extraordinarily sensitive and insightful portrait of...New. This extraordinarily sensitive and insightful portrait of religious life centers on Philippa Talbot, a highly successful professional woman who leaves her life among the London elite to join a cloistered Benedictine community. (Catholic)
I used to be a cloistered nun, and I can tell you that Rumer Godden got that life pitch-perfect. This is a terrific book; if you want to know what real, non-Hollywood, non-stereotyped nuns are like when they're not around layfolk or the hierarchy, or if you just want a great, inspiring read, this is ...
With the book under my belt years ago, I spent four days as a guest in a cloistered Benedictine house. It was excellent background with regard to the Divine Office, which was sung in its full Latin glory.
My complaint about the one I got from Loyola Press, was that the copy editing was horrendously ...
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