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The View from a Monastery by Benet Tvedten
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The View from a Monastery (edition 2000)

by Benet Tvedten (Author)

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From the Benedictine brother Kathleen Norris calls a born storyteller comes this fascinating and delightful (Dallas Morning News) memoir of four decades of monastic life.
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Title:The View from a Monastery
Authors:Benet Tvedten (Author)
Info:Riverhead Trade (2000), 208 pages
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A fascinating personal account of life in a modern monastery. ( )
  ColourfulThreads | Feb 18, 2021 |
Excellent description of monastic life, past and present. Colorfull. ( )
  RolandB | Sep 11, 2012 |
A collection of essays about life in the Blue Cloud abbey. I really enjoyed this book. There are lots of great stories about the different monks that have lived in the monastery mixed with reflections on the monastic life and prayer. There are a couple of laugh out loud moments in here. I appreciated the frankness of his reflections. ( )
  shannonkearns | May 17, 2011 |
One of the most insightful, amusing, and inspirational books I've read in a long time! Br. Tvedten reflects on his life at Blue Cloud Abbey in South Dakota, on the changes, over the years, in the Benedictine life; and on the various monks with whom he's shared his life. A skilled storyteller, he continually dodges one expectations, demonstrating that the monastery, just like the world outside it, is a place filled with life in all of its blessed contradictions. This book offers us a rare glimpse into a world that, despite its apparent simplicity, has much to teach us -- about community and faith, about patience and change, abou how to find contentment. ( )
  roydknight | Sep 23, 2010 |
Wonderful ( )
  Harrod | Dec 4, 2008 |
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From the Benedictine brother Kathleen Norris calls a born storyteller comes this fascinating and delightful (Dallas Morning News) memoir of four decades of monastic life.

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