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On How Silence Works: Emailed Conversations With Four Trappist Monks

@lauren0819 I definitely second both of these (or the book about the real events that "Of Gods and Men" is based on, "The Monks of Tibhirine"). I'd also recommend the book "An Infinity of Little Hours" -- a detailed look at the life of Carthusians, a similarly ascetic and cloistered order, through extensive first-hand interviews. Really fascinating stuff.

Posted on June 7, 2012 at 10:55 am 0