The National Catholic Review

Kathleen Norris on The Noonday Demon

October 6 Podcast
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Kathleen Norris, author of the best-selling The Cloister Walk, talks about her new memoir, Acedia & Me: A Marriage, Monks and A Writer’s Life. Norris describes her battles with acedia, a spiritual affliction once called “the noonday demon” by monks and other contemplatives. Norris also talks about the difference between acedia and depression, and recalls the life and work of her late husband, the poet David Dwyer. Listen to this episode.