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St. Benedict of Nursia – Fuga Mundi Series, Part 3


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 translates as “flight from the world.”  This series explores how famous monastic persons or groups lived out the fuga mundi.  …

Benedict Option Advice for Evangelicals (And for Everyone)


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 Benedict Option journey has involved nearly 20 years of Catholic churches, countless trips to monasteries in the U.S. and abroad,…

The Sanity of St. Benedict from 1952


The Sanity of St. Benedict | Commonweal Magazine This is a great personal account of how Whittaker Chambers encountered St. Benedict and the whole Catholic tradition. He aptly summarizes the genius of St. Benedict: In an age of pillar saints and furiously competing athletes of the spirit, when men plunged by thousands into the desert, in a lunge toward God, and in…

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