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

The Way of St Benedict – Stability

August 1st, 2019|

Rod Dreher's book The Benedict Option has brought light to the contribution and possibilities of the Benedictine way of life to a wider audience, but it is important to understand the foundations of Benedictine spirituality. It

The Refectory

July 31st, 2019|

In my visits to monasteries over the years I've eaten with monks in grand Baroque refectories as at Monte Oliveto in Italy, Medieval halls at Mont St Michel, simple dining rooms and grand paneled

What’s the Point of Fasting?

April 4th, 2019|

The exploits of the Desert Fathers make for some motivating Lenten reading. They were known for their extravagant personalities and extreme austerities. In the fourth century, Anthony of the Desert and his fellow hermits

The Simplicity of St Benedict

February 12th, 2019|

By the end of the fifth century the Roman Empire was in ruins. Weakened from within through corruption, wealth, luxury and self indulgence, Rome had, for the better part of the century, been invaded

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