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After experiencing the horrors of war and returning to civilian life, he claimed to have had an inner experience with which began his spiritual journey. He decided to devote his life to God, and at the age of 26, entered the Discalced Carmelite Priory in Paris, where he took his religious name, Lawrence of the Resurrection. Brother Lawrence gradually became known for his profound spiritual wisdom, peaceful demeanor, and close connection with God. Some of the conversations and letters by Brother Lawrence became the basis of a book, “The Practice of the Presence of God,” which was compiled by the notable cleric Abbe Joseph de Beaufort after his passing.