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Anchorites: The Search for Perfection

St. Benedict’s Rules (530 AD) were the first to be widely adopted by monasteries . These governed every aspect of a monk’s life. Intensely religious people, both men and women, wanted a purer religious experience without distractions. 683 more words


Hi, My Name Is Joe

As a kid, I learned this song about a stressed-out guy named Joe. It went something like this:

Hi, my name is Joe
I got a wife and three kids and I work in a button factory…

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Life rooted in place

I’m convinced that the meaningful life is a life rooted in place.

Paul told the church in Colossae to be “rooted” in Christ (Col. 2:6-7). ¬†Sometimes, we take this as being rooted in Christ¬† 487 more words

Reflection on Doubt, Faith and Believing.

A week later his disciples were again in the house, and Thomas was with them. Although the doors were shut, Jesus came and stood among them and said, “Peace be with you.” Then he said to Thomas, “Put your finger here and see my hands.

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Prayer And Spirituality

Maundy Thursday Reflection

And during supper Jesus, knowing that the Father had given all things into his hands, and that he had come from God and was going to God, got up from the table, took off his outer robe, and tied a towel around himself.

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Holy Tuesday Reflection

Jesus answered them, “The hour has come for the Son of Man to be glorified. Very truly, I tell you, unless a grain of wheat falls into the earth and dies, it remains just a single grain; but if it dies, it bears much fruit.

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The Little Office of St. Benedict

* Taken from A Benedictine Manual compiled by the Monks of Prinknash Priory (Gloucester, England: Unidentified publisher, 1934).

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