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The Holy Twins: Benedict and Scholastica
Title:The Holy Twins: Benedict and Scholastica
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No description available, Struggling with her return to the Christian church after many years away Kathleen Norris found it was the language of Christianity that most distanced her from faith Words like judgment faith dogma salvation sinner even Christ formed what she called her scary vocabulary words that had become so codified or abstract that their meanings were all but impenetrable She found she had to wrestle with them and make them her own before they could confer their blessings and their grace Blending history theology storytelling etymology and memoir Norris uses these words as a starting point for reflection and offers a moving account of her own gradual conversion She evokes a rich spirituality rooted firmly in the chaos of everyday life and offers believers and doubters alike an illuminating perspective on how we can embrace ancient traditions and find faith in the contemporary world, Although Kathleen Norris s best selling i Dakota A Spiritual Geography i has brought her to the attention of many thousands of readers she is first and last a poet Like Robert Frost another poet identified with a particular landscape she can reveal the miraculous in the ordinary and she writes with clarity humor and deep sympathy for her subjects, In this insightful and deeply personal work Kathleen Norris an award winning poet and author of both Dakota A Spiritual Geography and The Cloister Walk draws on her life experiences her poetry and her love of the Benedictine tradition to discuss the mysterious way that the daily or quotidian can open us to the transforming presence of God This volume is the text of the Madeleva Lecture in Spirituality sponsored by the Center for Spirituality at Saint Mary s College Notre Dame Indiana