Study Guide

Outlander Chapter 38

By Diana Gabaldon

Chapter 38

The Abbey

  • While Jamie recovers, Claire hangs out with all the brothers at the Abbey; she connects well with Father Anselm, and he shows her the library. 
  • They have deep discussions of religion, and he helps her to find comfort in God… or some spiritual force that guides them all. 
  • She sits alone in the chapel and feels like all kinds of love are possible.
  • Brother Anselm asks her, "Were you alone?" (38.154).
  • "No," Claire says. "I wasn't" (38.156).