The Labour of Obedience Paperback
The Benedictines of Pershore, Nashdom and Elmore, a History
by Peta Dunstan;
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The Labour of Obedience
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The Labour of Obedience by Peta Dunstan was published by Canterbury Press in June 2009 and is our 41369th best seller. The ISBN for The Labour of Obedience is 9781853119743.
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This is a history of the Benedictine community established by the Anglo-Catholic wing of the English Church at Pershore in 1914. It starts with the secession of the Benedictine monks at Caldey Island from the Church of England to the Catholic Church in 1913 and details the attempts thereafter by the so-called Anglo-Papists to re-establish a community of men devoted to the rule of Saint Benedict (there were already women Benedictines in the Anglican fold). It then follows the development of the new establishment right up to the present day at Elmore Abbey. It is a fascinating story, never dull, with a succession of flamboyant characters and stories of personality clashes and tensions within the community. There is plenty of theological argument and discussion of the meaning of contemplative life. It comes right up-to-date with the acceptance by the Catholic Church of the Anglican Benedictine community as part of the Benedictine family. This is not only the history of a religious community, but a story of human endeavour and struggle to fulfil a vision.
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Details for The Labour of Obedience
|Author / Artist||Peta Dunstan|
|Publisher||Canterbury Press (June 2009)|
|Number of Pages||230|
|Page last updated||16th November 2017|