A quiet, contemplative tradition in Frayser comes to an end

By , Special to the Daily Memphian Updated: January 12, 2020 2:45 PM CT | Published: January 12, 2020 4:00 AM CT

As Christmas approached and 2019 came to a close, the last Catholic contemplative monastery in Tennessee quietly closed.

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Karen Pulfer Focht

Karen Pulfer Focht

Karen Pulfer Focht is a freelance photojournalist. She has won numerous awards in her career, many for in-depth projects about children and families in Memphis. Her work is regularly published in newspapers and magazines around the world.


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