The Orchards of Perseverance
Conversations With Trappist Monks About God, Their Lives and the World
by David D. Perata, Thomas X. Davis
St. Therese's Press, 2000
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The author interviews 10 men affiliated with the Abbey of Our Lady of New Clairvaux in Vina, California. Brother Paul Bernard talks about how he has learned to feel close to God both in prayer and on the job. "We're just as close to him now as I would be in church. So yeah, you don't want to box it up and say, 'Well now, when I go to church I pray, and I'm getting in touch with God.' No! He's as close here as he is there."