Another World explores day to day life in a small Trappist monastery tucked away in the Ozark foothills. Interweaving memoir with conversations with the monks, observations of community life, and relationships with other visitors, Claassen provides a window into contemporary monastic life. Each chapter describes a day in the monastery. The reading experience is like spending time away from the world in a real community that is very human and gently inspiring. Eighteen black & white photos by the author further evoke the experience.
William Claassen is a longtime social activist, writer, traveler, and photographer. He now lives at Pendle Hill, the Quaker center for spiritual growth, study, and service in Pennsylvania. His website is www.williamclaassen.com.
Chapter 1 Chapter One: Visitors Welcome Chapter 2 Chapter Two: Trappist Geography Unfolds Chapter 3 Reflection: Father Cyprian-Abbot Chapter 4 Chapter Three: War No More Chapter 5 Reflection: Brother Boniface-Woodsman Chapter 6 Chapter Four: Silence Spoken Here Chapter 7 Reflection: Father Richard-Guest Master Chapter 8 Chapter Five: Lay Down My Burden Chapter 9 Reflection: Father Robert-Hermit Chapter 10 Chapter Six: Holy Land Chapter 11 Reflection: Father Theodore-Business Manager Chapter 12 Chapter Seven: Women in the House Chapter 13 Chapter Eight: A Circle Unbroken
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