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Sitting here, alone, in the crooked old pub on the site of a Dominican monastery from 1279, I’m reminded that I have 3 hours to fill in. 484 more words

Movie night!

Here is an interesting movie I saw the other night. It’s a (Catholic) documentary about the life of Padre Pio, who is immensely popular. Though I was vaguely aware of him (having seen one of his bloody socks at a Capuchin church in New York City some years ago), I didn’t know the details of his life. 95 more words


St Catherine of Siena: 'Eternal Trinity, you are a deep sea'

Reading II in Benedictine Daily Prayer for today — the feast of St Catherine of Siena (1347-1380) — included a selection from the following passage of the… 969 more words

Classic Christianity

Tibet outside of Tibet

Although visiting Tibet (this one within China) is somewhat complicated and costs additional money for permissions and other bureaucratic crap you are still able to see with your own eyes true Tibetan culture without taking extra hassle of getting papers falling into trap of organised tour to Tibet. 158 more words


Up the mountain

Just outside Dalat in northern Vietnam is the Truc Lam Monastery, which is home to Buddhist nuns and monks. Sitting 1300m above sea level, it’s not the easiest climb up, but so worth it to check out the beautiful gardens and features such as the golden dome above. ¬†


Singing to the Lord

Last weekend, I went with a group of parishioners to Holy Cross Monastery in West Park, New York. The monastery is home to a community of Episcopalian monks. 394 more words

The Rev. Dr. Deborah Meister