A Deep and Subtle Joy: Life at Quarr Abbey
Publication date: 2006-08-31
The author brings you, chapter-by-chapter, to the place in the monastery where the monks spend their lives and provides a vivid insight into the rhythm of their day. While en route he talks about some of the personal experiences that brought him to the abbey and explains what this place and life in the monastery means to the monks who live here.
Drawing equally upon nature and scripture, Fr. Luke explains the practice and the purpose of the different aspects of monastic life. Each chapter presents a spiritual theme by means of reflection on a particular aspect of the husbandry or buildings of the monastery, finding profound answers to such seemingly mundane questions as, What can we learn from the way pigs eat? or Why is the cloister hidden?Luke Bell
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