Item 2152 - The Genesee diary: report from a Trappist monastery

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CA ON00389 1-9-7-2152

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The Genesee diary: report from a Trappist monastery

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  • 1976 (Creation)

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199 p. of textual records

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(1932-1996)

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The item consists of a book which Nouwen wrote about the seven months he spent at the Abbey of the Genesee in upstate New York during 1974. The book has been divided into the following: Introduction; 1 June: A Stranger in Paradise; 2 July: You Are the Glory of God; 3 August: Nixon and St. Bernard; 4 September: Pray for the World; 5 October: Strangers and Friends; 6 November: Many Saints but One Lord; 7 December: Waiting Quietly and Joyfully; Conclusion; References.
As is stated in the front flap: "Participating fully in the life of the monastery by working in the bakery, helping in the construction of a new chapel, and following the daily hours of prayer, Nouwen brought many typical human experiences and questions to his spiritual director: questions about the aim of the contemplative life and the place of prayer and politics in his life, but also feelings of impatience, jealousy, and self-depreciation, excitement over new spiritual insight, and struggle with the subtle difficulties of allowing Jesus Christ to be the center of his existence."

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Garden City, NY : Doubleday, c1976.

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Bibliography: p [197]-199.
Dedication: "To all contemplative men and women who by their commitment to unceasing prayer offer us hope in the midst of a troubled world."

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2000 01

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23-103

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