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ISBN: 0385170599
Author: Pierre de Calan
Language: English
Publisher: Doubleday; First American Edition edition (1980)
Pages: 179
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Pierre de Calan’s choice of subject is remarkable not only because it is a profound study of life in a Cistercian .

Pierre de Calan’s choice of subject is remarkable not only because it is a profound study of life in a Cistercian monastery, but because he has had no firsthand knowledge as a monk. Elizabeth Be It is a fascinating study of a spiritual crisis and of the wisdom and experience of monastic life. I personally notice how many books could easily be 50 or even 100 pages shorter and those extra pages end up putting a damper on what had been a great read.

Pierre de Calan explores them all in this exquisite tale of a man who learns that sanctity does not mean perfection. The novice master reminds him that he cannot use feelings to judge the effects of Grace

Pierre de Calan explores them all in this exquisite tale of a man who learns that sanctity does not mean perfection. It is a fascinating study of a spiritual crisis and of the wisdom and experience of monastic life. The novice master reminds him that he cannot use feelings to judge the effects of Grace. Cosmas or the Love of God reminded me of Rumer Godden's In This House of Brede, with its testing not just of religious vocation but of love and self-giving. The author of Cosmas was Pierre de Calan (1911-1993) a Paris banker (president of the French division of Barclays Bank). The novel was published in French in 1977.

Pierre de Calan () was a Paris banker who ended his career as president of the French division of Barclay s. .

Pierre de Calan () was a Paris banker who ended his career as president of the French division of Barclay s Bank. He published Cosmas or the Love of God, his only novel, in 1977. Close X. Learn about new offers and get more deals by joining our newsletter.

God would be so absent,"" he says-and he has something of a nervous breakdown, followed by a period .

God would be so absent,"" he says-and he has something of a nervous breakdown, followed by a period back in the real world. But when he returns, spiritually refreshed, Cosmas finds himself again shaken, again needing to get away from the constant disillusionment.

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Pierre de Calan spins an exquisite t. The life of the monastery seems worldly. His own weaknesses appall him. Pierre de Calan spins an exquisite tale of a man who learns that sanctity does not mean perfection. Похожие книги: The Christian Topography of Cosmas, an Egyptian Monk. Volume 98 of the Hakluyt Society publications (1897) de от 1883.

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Cosmas believes that he has a vocation to become a Trappist monk, but the reality of monastic life disappoints him .

Cosmas believes that he has a vocation to become a Trappist monk, but the reality of monastic life disappoints him: fellow monks are irritating; the life of the monastery seems worldly; his own weaknesses appall him. Cosmas or the Love of God is an exquisite tale of one man who teaches us all what it means to be holy in a fallen world. Pages: Extras: Discussion Guide. Pierre de Calan (1911–1993) was a Paris banker who ended his career as president of the French division of Barclay’s Bank. He published Cosmas, or the Love of God, his only novel, in 1977.

“It is a fascinating study of a spiritual crisis and of the wisdom and experience of monastic life.” â?”William Rees-Mogg, editor in chief, The Times (of London)

Comments:

Danial
This has earned a place on my "Favorites" shelf of books. Weeks after finishing I am still contemplating it all and carrying it around in my purse. LOVE! I want to write more but if I include my favorite quotes this review would go on forever.
SkroN
Beautifully written, thought provoking!
THOMAS
Great book.
would recommend to anyone interested in the spiritual life.
and any one who lives in a community, (family) (religious life)
This book is about the "cosmas", communion with others and the love of God.
Xig
This novel--which is really almost a novel of suspense--is set in a French Trappist Monastery. The narrator tells the story of a young man who believes he has a vocation to the order but cannot commit to the stability of the monastic life. The story begins with the narrator telling a visitor about Cosmas's death and burial in the monastery graveyard, even though he was not really a member of the community. The narration and pacing of the novel really hold the reader in suspense--what happened to Cosmas? How did he die? Did he have a vocation?

The narrator is the novice master and he describes in detail Cosmas's struggles in the community: Cosmas is very enthusiastic about the Divine Office and totally dedicated to the Rule of St. Benedict. But he is frustrated and outraged by the human weaknesses of the monks and even more by the novice master's advice to him to be more accepting and understanding of human frailty. Cosmas wants to commit to the monastery only if he can leave the community periodically when he finds it difficult to accept some aspect of his fellow monks' behavior. He leaves the monastery the last time because he thinks the other monks are mechanical in their celebration of the Divine Office; that while they are chanting they show no emotion or transcendence. The novice master reminds him that he cannot use feelings to judge the effects of Grace.

Cosmas or the Love of God reminded me of Rumer Godden's In This House of Brede, with its testing not just of religious vocation but of love and self-giving. The author of Cosmas was Pierre de Calan (1911-1993) a Paris banker (president of the French division of Barclays Bank). The novel was published in French in 1977.
Vispel
Like other books in the Loyola Classics collection, this novel did not disappoint; rather, I was mildly astounded. Rather than endorsing Catholic dogma, this examination of life in the highly disciplined environment of a Trappist monastery is positively subversive. It not only depicts the innumerable ways that all of us (even Trappist monks!) fall short, but also explores the paradoxical and fluid mysteries of grace, demonstrating that God's love simply will not be contained by any mental or institutional construct that human beings come up with. The author's subtlety and fidelity in developing that insight is what blows me away.
spacebreeze
This short novel is a tale of man's search for God, his quest to know that unknowable, his desire to connect to what only the eyes of faith can see. It is a story steeped in God's compassion for us as well as ours for others. Ultimately it is a story which shows that what our heart intends is more important than what our hands produce.

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