In This House of Brede

In This House of Brede

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by Rumer Godden
     
 

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Rumer Godden <8&40>1911ñ1998<)> was born in England. She was the author of several novels, including Black Narcissus, The River, and Five for Sorrow, Ten for Joy.

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Rumer Godden <8&40>1911ñ1998<)> was born in England. She was the author of several novels, including Black Narcissus, The River, and Five for Sorrow, Ten for Joy.

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The publisher launches its new "Classics" line of Catholic literature with these five titles, which run the gamut from serious historical novels to humor. Eight volumes will be added annually. Each will cost from $10 to $15 and include new intros and discussion questions for teachers or book groups. Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.

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ISBN-13:
9780670400232
Publisher:
Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
Publication date:
09/22/1969
Product dimensions:
20.00(w) x 20.00(h) x 20.00(d)

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In This House of Brede (Loyola Classics) 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a beautifully written novel about the spiritual and personal lives of women inside a convent. The changing seasons of the year and the church calendar are described together, and with them the inner struggles and inner growth of the community. The more I reflect on this book, the more I realize how richly layered are its themes, just a few of which are: searching for what is truly meaningful, knowing your own heart, making difficult choices, how change is inevitable in our lives, what comes of resisting our inner voice as well as listening to it, how we express our spirituality in different ways, what is human perfection and can it be achieved on earth, how can individuals contribute to their community even if they are not outstandingly gifted, etc, etc. I am not a Catholic but I was very moved by the dedication of these women to lives of infinite hardship and infinite blessing.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I love this book. It's a classic. I've read it twice and will reread it again and again in the future. It's very descriptive and I believe an honest portrayal of life in a monastery with all the joys, trials, tribulations and problems that go on everywhere. I love the characters. Each nun is an individual with her own unique personality which the author describes so well. Monastic life is, I believe, portrayed realistically and honestly. Definitely a classic!