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A Long Retreat: In Search of a Religious Life
A Long Retreat: In Search of a Religious Life Andrew Krivak 0374166064 9780374166069 This gorgeously written memoir tells the story of one mans search for his religious callinga search that led him to the Dominican Republic and Central Europe, to Mos
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A Long Retreat: In Search of a Religious Life by Andrew Krivak

This gorgeously written memoir tells the story of one mans search for his religious callinga search that led him to the Dominican Republic and Central Europe, to Moscow and the South Bronx, and finally into married life with a woman whose search for God coincided with his own. In 1990 Andrew Krivakpoet, yacht rigger, ocean lifeguard, student of the classicsentered the Society of Jesus. The heart of Jesuit training is the Long Retreat, thirty days of silence and prayer in which the Jesuit novice reflects on the Gospels and tests his desire for the priesthood. nbsp; For Krivak, eight years of Jesuit formation turned out to be a long retreat in its own right, as he tested all his desiresfor poetry, for travel, for independence, for loveagainst the pledge to do all for the greater glory of God. And in this deeply affecting book the long retreat becomes a pattern for our own spiritual lives, enabling us to embrace our desire for solitude and perspective in our own circumstances, the way Krivak has in his new life as a husband, father, and writer. The search for God is finally the search for oneself, St. Augustine wrote. Krivaks story pushes past the awful stories of scandal in the Catholic Church to reveal why a modern, forward-looking man would yearn to be a priest. Unlike those stories, it has an happy endingone in which we can recognize ourselves.

Author: Andrew Krivak

Language: English

Edition: 1st

Binding: Hardcover

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Publication Date: 2008-03-04

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Andrew Krivak (Edition: 1st) Hardcover