Grace in the Desert: Awakening to the Gifts of Monastic Life

Grace in the Desert: Awakening to the Gifts of Monastic Life

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Grace in the Desert: Awakening to the Gifts of Monastic Life by Dennis Patrick Slattery

In this powerful book, travel along with Dennis Patrick Slattery as he sets off on a three-month pilgrimage, during which he struggles with his identity; his role as a father and husband, teacher and believer; as well as the life and death of his father. Throughout his stays at twelve monasteries and retreat centers, Slattery seeks the refuge of the monastic life where silence and solitude open an extraordinary window on the human soul. Against the backdrop of Slattery’s personal story, Grace in the Desert offers vivid descriptions of monastic life and practice at Protestant, Catholic, Orthodox, and Buddhist monasteries and retreat centers.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780787971045
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 03/19/2004
Pages: 176
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Dennis Patrick Slattery is a poet and professor in the Mythological Studies Program at Pacifica Graduate Institute in Carpinteria, California. He has written over 200 articles and reviews for books, journals, magazines, and newspapers as well as authored and edited several books. Contact him at Dennis@pacifica.edu.

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