Suburban Hermit

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Suburban Hermit

“In Every Man There is a Monk and an Explorer”  Ben Stauffer

Lockdown Diary Day One

March 17th, 2020|

Yesterday the Bishop of Charleston closed down our parish and school because of the coronavirus, so like many people I'm "working from home." I must admit yesterday I was rather despondent. As a Catholic [...]

Benedictines —They’ll Be Back.

August 17th, 2019|

I have visited Benedictine monasteries around the world and have always been found St Benedict’s instructions to treat guests “as Christ” to be part of their welcome. The monks have always opened their door [...]

A Monk by Rubens

August 6th, 2019|

Technically I think this is a portrait of a Franciscan friar, but the intensity of his gaze and the artistry of Rubens takes you beyond words into monastic silence.

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