Voices Of Silence: Lives Of The Trappists Today

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A blend of case history, anecdote, history, and spiritual quest, this intimate and fascinating look at the world's oldest and most reclusive monastic order provides a rare understanding of day-to-day Trappist existence.

Journalist Bianco, who has lived among Trappist monks in the U.S. and France, reports on the rigors, routines, and rituals of the monks' daily lives. Bianco recounts how he sang psalms in choir, ate vegetarian at the monastic table, slept under the ...

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Overview

A blend of case history, anecdote, history, and spiritual quest, this intimate and fascinating look at the world's oldest and most reclusive monastic order provides a rare understanding of day-to-day Trappist existence.

Journalist Bianco, who has lived among Trappist monks in the U.S. and France, reports on the rigors, routines, and rituals of the monks' daily lives. Bianco recounts how he sang psalms in choir, ate vegetarian at the monastic table, slept under the communal roof, and worked every day. New monks speak openly of their past and the conflicting calls of solitude and solidarity. Photographs.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780385424301
  • Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 7/28/1992
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 665,741
  • Product dimensions: 5.18 (w) x 8.00 (h) x 0.66 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 18, 2000

    Sensitive Tales

    Frank Bianco did the world a favor when he diligently pursued his research of the Trappists and then wrote a most engaging and inspiring book about them. It is a book everyone should read to find out what and who we truly are deep within ourselves.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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