Bells of the Hours


The bells say: business does not matter. Rest in God and rejoice, for this world bis only the figure and the promise of a world to come, and only those who are detached from transient things can possess the substance of an eternal promise.

Thoughts in Solitude

Thomas Merton


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In Bells of the Hours, Brother Paul Quenon bridges the life of contemplation with the world of poetry. The monastic bells of the title remind us that there is not only sacredness in each moment, but great poetry too. And like the bells, Quenon’s poems call us back to what gives beauty and light to a world so often lacking in both.

-Judith Valente