The Way of a Gardener: A Life's Journey

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The Way or a Gardener is a passionate and revealing exploration of a life that begins in England in a strict, working-class Irish Catholic family, includes eight years within the cloisters of a monastic seminary, and culminates on one of British Columbia's fabled Gulf Islands. There Des Kennedy—monk turned pilgrim—lives a new spirituality inspired by all the social upheavals of the 1960s and by his beloved woodlands and gardens.

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Overview

The Way or a Gardener is a passionate and revealing exploration of a life that begins in England in a strict, working-class Irish Catholic family, includes eight years within the cloisters of a monastic seminary, and culminates on one of British Columbia's fabled Gulf Islands. There Des Kennedy—monk turned pilgrim—lives a new spirituality inspired by all the social upheavals of the 1960s and by his beloved woodlands and gardens.

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  • ISBN-13: 9781553654179
  • Publisher: Greystone Books
  • Publication date: 4/13/2010
  • Pages: 272
  • Sales rank: 1,380,454
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Table of Contents

preface 11

1 Sanctuary 17

2 The New World 33

3 What Dragons Devour 45

4 Divinity and Poetry 67

5 The Taking of Vows 81

6 Exile 97

7 The West 117

8 Revelations 129

9 Homesteading 139

10 House Building 159

11 The Fate of the Earth 177

12 Dream Gardens 195

13 Words 211

14 Growing Your Own 223

15 Silence and Sounds 235

16 Dwelling Place of the Gods 245

17 Redemption 257

acknowledgments 271

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