Book review

Dom Gabriel Sortais: An Amazing Abbot in Turbulent Times is an engaging biography of one of the most colorful Abbot Generals among the Trappists. Dom Gabriel put his stamp on the order in a very personal way, a form that remains with us today despite his best efforts to bring the Order up-to-date. His tragic death during thecourse of Vatican Two impeded the implementation of hisvision for the whole Order. Dom Guy Oury, a Benedictinemonk of Solesmes, has written the story with remarkableclarity. As much as possible, Fr. Oury works from the primary sources, which include witnesses and documents from the Abbey of Bellefontaine in France, where he was a monk and later abbot before being elected Abbot General of the order, as well as the archives of the Generalate in Rome. This book offers insight into the lives of the Trappists during the troubled times of World War II and alsothroughout the changes of Vatican Two.

Fr. Guy Oury, OSB, was asked by Dom Emmanuel Coutant, the Abbot of Bellefontaine, to write the biography of his predecessor, Dom Gabriel Sortais. He was given all the papers in thearchives at Bellefontaine that were gathered together following Dom Gabriel's death. There is an admirable objectivity in the present biography, which was ably translated into English by Br. Brian Kerns of the Abbey of the Genesee, near Piffard, New York. The Afterword by Fr. Laurence Bourget of St. Joseph's Abbey, Spencer, Massachusettes, demonstrates an appreciation by a monk who worked closely with Dom Gabriel Sortais during the lastyears of his life. Fr. Guy Oury himself died on November 2, 2000, at the age of 71.

Dom Gabriel Sortais: An Amazing Abbot in Turbulent Times by Guy Marie Oury

Page Updated:
Book Views: 314

Author
Guy Marie Oury
Publisher
Cistercian Publications
Date of release
Pages
352
ISBN
9780879070076
Binding
Paperback
Illustrations
Format for Download
PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC
Rating
3
74

Advertising

Get eBOOK
Dom Gabriel Sortais: An Amazing Abbot in Turbulent Times

Find and Read eBook

Click one of share button to proceed download:
Choose server for download:
Download
Get It!
File size:9 mb
Estimated time:2 min
If not downloading or you getting an error:
  • Try another server.
  • Try to reload page — press F5 on keyboard.
  • Clear browser cache.
  • Clear browser cookies.
  • Try other browser.
  • If you still getting an error — please contact us and we will fix this error ASAP.
Sorry for inconvenience!
For authors or copyright holders
Amazon Affiliate

Go to Removal form

Leave a comment


Readers reviews