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In a Great and Noble Tradition: The Autobiography of Dom Prosper Gueranger

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In a Great and Noble Tradition: The Autobiography of Dom Prosper Gueranger by trans. Br David Hayes, OSB and Sr Hyacinthe Defos du Rau, OP

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The Benedictine Abbey of Solesmes in France is famous for the quailty of its Gregorian chant, recordings of which are appreciated throughout the world. Nevertheless, the life of its founder, Dom Prosper Gueranger (1805-1875) is still relatively unknown.

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The Benedictine Abbey of Solesmes in France is famous for the quailty of its Gregorian chant, recordings of which are appreciated throughout the world. Nevertheless, the life of its founder, Dom Prosper Gueranger (1805-1875) is still relatively unknown. This highly personal account of his early life and events surrounding the foundation of Solesmes in 1833, provides the historical context of his project to re-found Benedictine life in Nineteenth Century France, after its disappearance in the wake of the French Revolution, and includes first-hand accounts of political events, and an insight into the currents of religious thought and monastic tradition of the time. Those interested in monastic life and liturgical sprituality will draw inspiration from Gueranger's narration of the human relationships and mystical experiences that inspired his Benedictine vocation and subsequent life's work. Gueranger's lively text is also enjoyable in its own right. His optimism, determination, creativity, unwavering trust in divine providence, and humour give charm and colour to his writing.

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Product CodeB1514
KeywordsTradition books Hymns and Gregorian Chant
Authortrans. Br David Hayes, OSB and Sr Hyacinthe Defos du Rau, OP
BindingPaperback.
ISBN9780852443095
Number of Pages257
PublisherGracewing