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Brothers of the Wild North Sea by Harper Fox - Book Review

Vague spoilers will follow

“Brothers of the Wild North Sea” was the first book I read this year that had something powerful to say behind the titillating romance. 120 more words


About a year ago i read a wonderful book called “Nine Lives”, which speaks of the living link between past and present in religious terms in Indian society. 830 more words

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Philokalic Fridays

Since I’m going to try and make a dent in the second half of The Philokalia, Vol. 1, this Lent, I’ve decided to share with you some of the wisdom I’ve found each Friday because I enjoy the alliterative title ‘Philokalic Fridays’. 181 more words


Illegal Alien Cambodian Monks Busted Reselling Alms

HELPFUL NOTE TO MONKS: To evade detection by annoying police, most petty criminals exercise the common precaution of not dressing like neon traffic cones.

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Monastic life is always Lenten

For Ash Wednesday, I give you selections from the Rule of Benedict, chapter 49:

The life of a monk ought at all times to be Lenten in its observances but because few have the strength for this, we urge that in Lent they should maintain a life of complete purity to make up, during these holy days, for all the careless practices throughout the rest of the year.

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