HARLOTS OF THE DESERT: A STUDY OF REPENTANCE IN EARLY MONASTIC SOURCES BY BENEDICTA WARD
Beauty consuming itself like incense burnt before God in solitude, the most stirring image of penitence conceivable. The contemporary lives of penitent harlots St. Mary of Egypt, Pelagia, Thais, and Mary the niece of Abraham presented an unforgettable moral lesson to early Christians.
...this book has a real contemporary interest not only for students of monasticism but for anyone concerned with spirituality.The Way
...without question, a book of very great importance for the reader of Christian monastic sources both timely and well done.Cistercian Studies
Softbound. 112 pp.