Is the March book going to be the Rule of Benedict or something else?
Can I ask a couple questions about the end of Brede without spoiling it for others? If someone reading this, doesn't want to know the ending, stop reading now...
If this book were written today, I wonder if Godden would've written a sequel, picking up with the sisters in Japan... Was anyone else surprised by Philippa's reluctance to lead the Japanese sisters? I understand her desire to remain where she feels anonymous, where she can continue to grow in humility, where it is so beautiful and peaceful, but she is so suited for the position, it seems so providential, that it is surprising that she hesitates to accept the call.
Also, I keep thinking about Cecily's statement, "What price ecstasy when you can have love?" Are they exclusive? Or just for Cecily?
Life in Lent
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