A Simplified Life Hardback

A Contemporary Hermit's Experience of Solitude and Silence

by Verena Schiller;

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A Simplified Life

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Today, as increasing numbers of people try to make sense of their lives in the face of unexpected or unlooked for change, this direct and compelling memoir by someone who has voluntarily embraced a life of radical simplicity and solitude is a real message for our times. What makes a young, Cambridge educated woman first join a religious order and then, if that were not demanding enough, seek a hermit vocation, literally on the edge of the world with only a simple hut as protection against Atlantic winds and storms? Here the author tells her story. For more than forty years Sr Verena lived a solitary life at the tip of the Lleyn Peninsula, looking out across the sea to Bardsey, Wales' island of saints, and has only recently - with increasing age - moved nearer human habitation in the parish where R S Thomas was priest. For her, this narrow straitened place became a mirror of the whole of creation and the material poverty of her life became a means to 'having nothing yet possessing all things' in the words of St Paul.
Over the decades, countless people have beaten a path to her door seeking spiritual counsel and direction for their own busy lives and her account speaks directly to those who may be facing an enforced simplicity leading them into something profoundly positive and life giving.

A Simplified Life by Verena Schiller was published by Canterbury Press Norwich in June 2014. The ISBN for A Simplified Life is 9781848257078.

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Details for A Simplified Life

Page last updated 9th August 2014
Author / Artist
Book FormatHardback
PublisherCanterbury Press Norwich (June 2014)
Number of Pages160
Thickness14 mm
Height216 mm
Width135 mm
Product Code4304859
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