Just today I picked up a book that may be helpful to you: _Soundings in St.
Augustine's Imagination_, by Robert J. O'Connell (New York: Fordham U.
Press, 1994). One of the major images or themes he discusses is the
peregrinatio animae, and the book has several chapters relating to this image.
At 02:02 PM 1/12/2001 -0800, you wrote:
>I've ventured out of my range an into literary themes in monastic
>spirituality. I have a text in which the theme of exile is quite
>prominent, and it seemed to me an obvious theme of monastic culture
>generally -- exile from God on earth, and exile in the body, and exile
>into the cloister. Am I right about this? Does exile figure as a theme
>and a metaphor in monastic spirituality of, say the tenth through twelfth
>century? Has anyone come across any primary or secondary literature which
>they could point me to? Is there a standard work?
>-thank, as always, for the generosity and guidance so often offered on