I came across some wonderful Gregorian Chant from the Cistercian Monks of Stift Heiligenkreuz in Austria on Spotify today. You can check them out on Spotify here. The chant is beautiful, but what really caught my eye was the album cover [ . . . ]
The Cistercians and Maurists, or the Congregation of St. Maur, each found themselves in altogether different environs than the previous monastic fathers we have discussed in the Series. Antony the Great, Pachomius the Great, and St. Benedict each began as [ . . . ]
Welcome to the third installment of the Fuga Mundi Series. Christians have always been faced with the challenge of how to be “in the world, but not of the world.” The Latin phrase for this is fuga mundi, which literally [ . . . ]
Welcome to the second installment of the Fuga Mundi Series. Christians have always been faced with the challenge of how to be “in the world, but not of the world.” The Latin phrase for this is fuga mundi, which [ . . . ]
On this day 47 years ago in 1968, the Church lost one of its greatest spiritual teachers. Everything in me wants this day to be known as the Feast of St. Thomas Merton. But alas, the Church has not seen [ . . . ]
Welcome to the first installment of the Fuga Mundi Series with St. Antony the Great. Here and over the next few weeks I’ll be reflecting on the paradox that withdrawal from the world is what allows us as Christians to [ . . . ]
Source: 10 Thomas Merton Sayings that Sound Just Like Yoda. Thomas Merton and Yoda from Star Wars. What could be better!
Looking at some of the best examples of how Christians have successfully lived in the world but not of the world.
I’ve been mulling over the Benedict Option and Evangelicals ever since video of Rod Dreher’s talk at UVA’s Center for Christian Study posted a couple of weeks ago. As a Catholic, I find Evangelical interest in the Benedict Option fascinating. My own [ . . . ]
Rod Dreher speaks on the Benedict Option