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Lessons from the Monastic Cell

Lessons from the Monastic Cell

Here’s some advice from the Desert Fathers and Mothers: Go to your cell, and your cell will teach you everything you need to know. Here’s another counsel from Thomas à Kempis’s famous book The Imitation of Christ: Every time you leave your...

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The vocation of the Catholic poet in our time

The vocation of the Catholic poet in our time

Like others, I have spent the better part of my life in pursuit of words that might answer my deepest longings for self-realization. And now, as I approach eighty and watch my friends dying or winding up in hospitals and...

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Longing for Community

Longing for Community

While a longing for community—a desire for real relationship with God and other people—may bring us to monastic wisdom, the wisdom itself pushes back against our desires, suggesting that our longings are not enough. Benedict knows that a simple desire...

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