Desert Nuns

The Father’s Tale

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, with the grace of God and the encouragement of my Sisters, I am getting a bit more accustomed to having a stack of books in my cell!

photoThe Father’s Tale, by Michael D. O’Brien, is not a likely place for a Nun like me to start. In the past, all 1,072 pages of it would have been used to prop open my door, literally. But now I can recommend this book 100% to you!

It is a tale of worry and love, of forgiveness and heartache, of family and trust, of faith and friendship, of adventure and danger! It is like our lives (well, hopefully not so much of the danger!) Enjoy!


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5 Responses to “The Father’s Tale”
  1. Grace Noelle Jezek says:

    Awesome picture! 🙂

  2. Mary Rogers says:

    Can’t wait till I get it.

  3. Aimee Keogh says:

    I loved this book as well. Now you must read Island of the World by the same author. It is so beautiful. If you don’t have it yet, add it to your wish list!

    • YES! We do have Island of the World! And we love it 🙂 That book really stays with you! It’s been several years since I read it, but I think of it STILL quite often! Power of a good book – and a great author! – We love Michael O’Brien!

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