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Leisure: The Basis of Culture

By |2014-09-10T17:43:37-07:00September 10th, 2014|Nun News Blog, Reading Reverie Book Reviews|

As a cloistered contemplative Nun, a question I frequently receive is, “What do you do?” This is closely followed by, “What? All you do is pray?” Leisure: The Basis of Culture by Josef Pieper explores the notion of “not everything is useless, which cannot be brought under the definition of the useful.” In our ‘workaday” [...]

The Father’s Tale

By |2014-09-04T18:06:45-07:00September 4th, 2014|Nun News Blog, Reading Reverie Book Reviews|

Before I entered the monastery I did not read much. I enjoyed reading bedtime stories to my nieces and nephews, I excitingly read restaurant menus and I longed for the Sunday comics to be delivered, but that was the extent of it. What, a cloistered nun who doesn’t like to read? Can it be? However, [...]

Why Reading Reverie?

By |2014-08-21T23:33:27-07:00August 21st, 2014|Nun News Blog, Reading Reverie Book Reviews|

There are times when the very mention of spiritual reading makes one want to hide (cue Fergus): Just too much to do, not enough time in the day!  The excuses can grow at an alarming rate: "My eyes are tired", "I'd rather relax and watch TV" (cue Fergus): Or, "I can't find a good book", [...]

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