By Dennis Patrick Slattery,Thomas Moore,Peter C Phan

A Pilgrimage past Belief is a religious narrative of 1 man's calling to the lifetime of monastic devotion. it truly is either an event tale, within which the writer, Dennis Slattery, travels into the realm of monastic settings, and a trip into the inner geography of his own historical past. We accompany Slattery as he units off on a three-and-a-half-month pilgrimage within which he struggles together with his identification, his function as father and husband, instructor and believer, in addition to the lifestyles and demise of his alcoholic father. all through his remains at twelve monasteries and retreat facilities, Slattery seeks the shelter of the monastic lifestyles the place silence and solitude open a rare window at the human soul. residing in the prayerful day-by-day exercises of such settings, he recovers components of himself that he had forgotten in his quest for pro success. 

His pilgrimage is "beyond trust" now not within the experience that it's "unbelievable," yet relatively within the experience that, even though he does already think in God, he involves a robust new knowledge of God's real presence in his lifestyle. Slattery's trip inspires life's such a lot profound questions and his wealthy Catholic historical past, enriched with knowledge drawn from modern and vintage non secular writers like Thomas Merton, Julian of Norwich, and Thich Nhat Hanh. He makes an attempt to deliver a monastic experience of house to the reader, which you will input open air the constitution of a proper retreat. And for these contemplating embarking upon their very own non secular retreat, an appendix is supplied with descriptions of extra retreat facilities, and urged examining to augment contemplative solitude.

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