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Evidence of 5th or 6th century monastic life discovered in Somerset.
ISIS just 6km from St Matthews Monastery in Iraq. But the monks won’t leave…
“…the monastic idea of renunciation tends to seem burdensome to us. It implies feelings of deprivation and loss. But he learned to view renunciation instead as non-addiction to our desires, which turned it on its head — rather than the adoption of a new burden, it’s the shedding of an old one.” David Cain
contemporary reflections on the Rule of St Benedict.
Does Benedictine monasticism necessarily imply withdrawal?
Lord, have mercy. I understand that police have arrested a suspect already.
Olga Raschietti, 83, Lucia Pulici, 75, Bernadetta Boggian, aged 79. I haven’t heard of the Saverian Order.
The Henri Nouwen Story.