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Cambridge Public Library, Cambridge, MA

This Carving of a Kneeling Monk Resting His Weary Head on the Stack of Books He Struggles to Hold on to Is Fittingly Found on the Original Stone Facade of the Main Branch of the Cambridge Public Library in Cambridge, MA



It is reported that Ampleforth Abbey in North Yorkshire is being renovated and this will provide improved facilities and en suite bathrooms for the monks, raising questions as to what extent they should be living a frugal life. 301 more words

General UK News

Sri Lanka arrest 19 after Buddhist-Muslim violence; four injured

 Reuters International

This content was published on November 18, 2017 

COLOMBO (Reuters) – Sri Lankan police arrested 19 people after a clash between “extremists” from the majority Buddhist and minority Muslim communities in which four people were injured, a spokesman said on Saturday. 256 more words


Comic Tragedy

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Monastic life had its ups and downs. At first it had been quite exciting, rising at 4.30 in the old Abbey in the summer, seeing mist covering the expansive lawns, whilst a golden glow on the horizon diffused over the orchard. 943 more words

Micro Fiction

Lighting up the night sky

So I’ve just got back from a weekend at Mirfield with St Hild College, where I am training to be a priest. We study at three different sites in Sheffield, York and also at the College of the Resurrection, where we gather for a series of weekends and some of us are based there on Wednesday evenings. 936 more words

Sister Death

Praised be You, my Lord, through Sister Death,
from whom no-one living can escape. (St Francis of Assisi, Canticle of the Sun)

On the 21st of April 1109, St Anselm of Canterbury lay ill in his cell. 466 more words


Consult Monk?

I saw this interesting article about college students giving up their digital devices for a month to live like ascetic monks  in a course called Living Deliberately: Monks, Saints, and the Contemplative Life.”. 217 more words

Psychosomatic Medicine