Publisher description for The springs of contemplation : a retreat at the Abbey of Gethsemani / Thomas Merton ; edited by Jane Marie Richardson.


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In the Sixties, Merton invited a group of contemplative women -- cut off by inflexible rules from any analysis of important movements in the Church and the world -- to make a retreat with him at his abbey in Kentucky. What he and they said on such themes as "Zen, a Way of Living Life Directly," "Prophetic Choices," and "The Feminine Mystique," is the text of this book.



Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Spiritual retreats for members of religious orders.
Monastic and religious life.
Monasticism and religious orders for women.
Contemplative orders.
Abbesses, Christian -- Religious life.
Spiritual life -- Catholic Church.
Contemplation.
Catholic Church -- Doctrines.