Acedia & Me

Acedia & Me: A Marriage, Monks, and a Writer’s Life By Kathleen Norris New York: Riverhead Books, 2008 Review by Carl McColmanAcedia — a spiritual state of soul-weariness, boredom, or perhaps even wilful depression — is hardly the kind of topic I would expect to see an entire book devoted to; not even a book by an author renowned for her keen insight into the ongoing relevance of monastic spirituality in our time. But Kathleen Norris is capable, like few other authors I know of who are writ … [Read more...]


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