“…our chief, in fact our only task, is to get rid of the ‘double’ garment, the overlaying layer of duplicity that is not ourselves.” –Thomas Merton on finding our true self. Today is the feast of St. Bernard of Clairvaux. [ . . . ]
Thomas Merton’s fuga mundi, or “flight from the world,” was a complex and multi-faceted thing. When I envisioned this series back in the fall I had to idea it would end where it did. I didn’t ever think that [ . . . ]
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 [ . . . ]
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 [ . . . ]
My day began today at 2:00 am to the sound of an Amber Alert ringing out like an air raid siren on my wife’s iPhone in our bedroom. I’m all for these kinds of alerts, but the situation it was [ . . . ]