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History and Mystery on Caldey Island - Part Three, Ancient Suns


History and Mystery on Caldey Island – Part Three, Ancient Suns

I had to crouch down to get the shot of the ancient sun, above. These wonders of ancient history occupy a very quiet place on Caldey Island, one I had stumbled across eight years ago, when we paid our first visit here. 690 more words

Spirituality

In Development: Database of Monk Chants

In development: a database of monk chants. “ Helsen and her colleagues hope to resurrect these prayer cycles with the help of big data and optical music recognition (OMR) software. 42 more words

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Meeting monks in the morning

At 6 a.m. on the island of Koh Pha Ngan (pronounced in my head as “ko paw gone”) as the partying tourists were just getting to bed, I was out for a jog in the soft, warm fog. 444 more words

Crozier Complete

Once Bishop Johnston was named the new bishop of our diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph, I decided to work on a wooden crozier for him. When he was ordained bishop in 2008 for the Diocese of Springfield-Cape Girardeau, I made him a crozier which was gifted to him on behalf of our seminary college. 109 more words

Daily Life

So that the heart may be gladdened!

The Life of Saint Benedict

The Life of Saint Benedict for Children

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Marian Chant from Norcia

Watch and listen.

In the 8th century an oratory was built so pilgrims could pray at the place of St. 124 more words

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My Journey to Mindfulness: Part 1

This is probably cheating but I’ve decided to write about my meditation experience here at the forest monastery in Mae Hong Son, Thailand. We are given a”free” time that we are supposed to use to practice meditation on our own but as I’ve seen some people use this time to write on their journal or take pictures of the monastery, I too, will be writing my thoughts and reflections on my phone’s notepad about my stay here so far. 1,020 more words

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History and Mystery on Caldey Island - Part Two, Layers of the Cold Eye

History and Mystery on Caldey Island – Part Two, Layers of the Cold Eye

At the eastern end of the main complex of Caldey Abbey a stone stairway leads upwards to one of the most enigmatic parts of the island. 779 more words

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