Portraits of Grace

Portraits of Grace: Images and Words from the Monastery of the Holy Spirit By James Stephen Behrens, OCSO Skokie, IL: ACTA Publications, 2007 Review by Carl McColman Windows feature prominently in this luminous collection of photography and pithy meditations from Trappist monk James Behrens. In this striking and singular glimpse into the multivalent world quietly hidden within a third millennium cloister, Behrens eschews stereotypes and clich├ęs. Instead of pious images of monks praying or … [Read more...]