In This House of Brede (Loyola Classics)
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“A novel of sensitive dedication.” —The Atlantic Monthly“Rumer Godden deals precisely with the theme of the religious life . . . as representing ‘the heart of holiness of the Church.’ It is at once a life of great peace and often equally intense struggle.” —America magazineThis extraordinarily sensitive and insightful portrait of religious life centers on Philippa Talbot, a highly successful professional woman who leaves her life among the London elite to join a cloistered Benedictine community. In this gripping narrative of the crises surrounding the ancient Brede abbey, Rumer Godden penetrates to the mysterious, inner heart of a religious community—a place of complexity and conflict, as well as joy and love. It is a place where Philippa, to her own surprise and her friends’ astonishment, finds her life by losing it.
Loyola Classics, 9780829421286, 672pp.
Publication Date: February 1, 2005
About the Author
Amy Welborn is the author of A Catholic Woman’s Book of Days and several titles in the Loyola Kids series, most recently Loyola Kids Book of Catholic Signs & Symbols. A former catechetical leader, she is passionate about helping readers live their faith with confidence and joy.Visit her website at www.amywelborn.com.
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