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Apr. 12th, 2017

Acedia & Me: A Marriage, Monks, and a Writer's LifeAcedia & Me: A Marriage, Monks, and a Writer's Life by Kathleen Norris

My rating: 5 of 5 stars


Acedia was a term used since medieval times to describe a kind of soul weariness, a common symptom of monks who spent a lot of time in isolation on spiritual journeys. The word fell out of favor years ago but in this book, Norris seeks to bring it back to describe the general weariness of a beyond-depressed society. Part memoir, part spiritual and philosophical treatise, part history, this beautifully written book spoke to me a great deal, even though I am not part of any religious tradition. Highly recommended.



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