From dust jacket notes: "In the tradition of Saint Francis of Assisi and Mother of God, this lavish, full-color book combines revealing text, exquisite reproductions of traditional art, and striking contemporary photographs in an unparalleled glimpse behind monastic walls. Monastery provides an informative, fascinating account of the ancient roots of the monastic way of life; its flowering during the Middle Ages, when the principles and elements of spirituality scattered through the works of the Church Fathers were gathered together by the first great founders; and a compelling look at the continuing traditions and realities of cloistered life today....Monastery does not stop with mere surface appreciation of ancient and modern monasteries throughout the world: author and photographer deeply explore the experience of life in these communities. Monastery introduces us to the monks and sisters within the walls and shows us how they live and why they have chosen this life. Pennington and Sapieha make exceptional guides for an insider's look at the monasteries, convents, and hermitages, both cloistered and open, that comprise a rich but largely unknown world....Monastery also includes selections of key writings from the monastic traditions and a chronology of monasticism's most important moments."
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