One lonely Christmas morning, Kristin Ohlson wandered into a downtown Cleveland church for mass. Once there, she was moved by the traditions of her childhood, but more than that, her curiosity was captured by a group of cloistered nuns. They were the Poor Claresa tiny, threadbare congregation of elderly nuns with one mission: to pray day and night for the sorrows of the world.
As Ohlson, a longtime skeptic, opens up to the Poor Clares, she opens herself to the possibility of the sacred. The result is an inspiring personal journey as well as a poignant reflection on the power of church and faith.
|Publisher:||Penguin Publishing Group|
|Product dimensions:||5.20(w) x 7.76(h) x 0.63(d)|
|Age Range:||18 Years|
About the Author
Kristin Ohlson has published articles and essays in the New York Times, Ms., Salon, O, Discover, Food & Wine, and many other publications.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Reading this memoir is like spending time with an old friend. The author's musings were eerily like my own regarding faith. This book attempts to understand why cloistered nuns choose such a sheltered life and why praying is so important to them.