An Infinity of Little Hours

Sister Wendy Beckett, the art historian and hermit of PBS fame, says that Nancy Klein Maguire is better than Thomas Merton in describing some aspects of monastery life. She writes, “What Ms. Maguire has set herself to do—and she does it brilliantly—is to make real to us what one might call ‘the Carthusian experience’… Thomas Merton writes of the stress endured by a musician who must cope with the pressures of the plainsong, but Ms. Maguire makes this pressure even more understandable than Merton himself.”
(National Catholic Reporter)