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Read online Little Girls in Church.pdf PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC Little Girls in Church 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 by Kathleen Norris

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Little Girls in Church
Title:Little Girls in Church
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Number of Pages:96
Category:Poetry, Spirituality, Religion, Fiction
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Dakota: A Spiritual Geography, The Quotidian Mysteries: Laundry, Liturgy and Women's Work, Amazing Grace: A Vocabulary of Faith, The Virgin of Bennington, Little Girls in Church, The Psalms with Commentary, Acedia & Me: A Marriage, Monks, and a Writer's Life, The Cloister Walk, The Best American Essays 2001, The Holy Twins: Benedict and Scholastica
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, b Kathleen Norris s masterpiece a personal and moving memoir that resurrects the ancient term i acedia i or soul weariness and brilliantly explores its relevancy to the modern individual and culture b br br Kathleen Norris had written several much loved books yet she couldn t drag herself out of bed in the morning couldn t summon the energy for daily tasks Even as she struggled Norris recognized her familiar battle with acedia She had discovered the word in an early Church text when she was in her thirties Having endured times of deep soul weariness since she was a teenager she immediately recognized that this passage described her affliction sinking into a state of being unable to care Fascinated by this noonday demon so familiar to those in the early and medieval Church Norris read intensively and knew she must restore this forgotten but utterly relevant and important concept to the modern world s vernacular br br Like Norris s bestselling i The Cloister Walk i i Acedia amp me i is part memoir and part meditation As in her bestselling i Amazing Grace i here Norris explicates and demystifies a spiritual concept exploring acedia through the geography of her life as a writer her marriage and the challenges of commitment in the midst of grave illness and her keen interest in the monastic tradition Unlike her earlier books this one features a poignant narrative throughout of Norris s and her husband s bouts with acedia and its clinical cousin depression Moreover her analysis of acedia reveals its burden not just on individuals but on whole societies and that the restless boredom frantic escapism commitment phobia and enervating despair that we struggle with today are the ancient demon of acedia in modern dress br br An examination of acedia in the light of theology psychology monastic spirituality the healing powers of religious practice and Norris s own experience i Acedia amp me i is both intimate and historically sweeping brimming with exasperation and reverence sometimes funny often provocative and always important, 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, 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