The monastery as St Benedict describes it is a workshop. It is not the paradise of the cloister.Read More
Without armor, during their years in school, your children will be bullied into accepting views contrary to Christian belief.Read More
Health actually can be bad for us when we misuse our healthy bodies. While the Fathers teach that illness is not a source of evil, they point out that some vices are the source of our illnesses.Read More
Wrapped in the monk’s prayer, I drive along at the speed limit, aware of but not distracted by the drivers speeding by and their occasional angry outbursts toward me.Read More
If you already know that you suffer from a mental illness, don’t be shy about sharing your story with people. That’s the best way to increase awareness and erase the stigma.Read More
The limit of our liberty To shape ourselves the way we choose Is much like weather’s destiny, Imposed with scarce a thing to lose.
Though old and gray, I am embraced By nature, like a vibrant vine. That’s why my background may be faced, Fermented like an aged wine.
Raskolnikov’s heart is won by Sonya’s suffering in the name of Christ for others, her patient waiting, and her love, not the Bible she has given him in silence that he leaves under his pillow unread.Read More
If you are someone suffering from depression, ask God for an angel who can supply sustenance and encouragement. If you have a friend or family member with the illness, consider that you could be that angel for that person in their life. Give them the bread of prayer, the water of kindness and understanding, the encouragement of unconditional love.Read More