Marie-Elsa’s new book Sleeping letters was written on silent retreat. In this environment and companioned by the ritual of the Eucharist and monastic hours of silence, she was able to face the family tragedy of the death of her mother when she was only six years old. It is a mixture of poetry, prose and fragments of un-sent letters to both her mother and father we experience her path of connecting to her past family in an attempt to reconcile with loss as well as a radical exploration of her own faith.
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