Archive for June, 2015

Lessons From A Monastery: Keeping Tradition Alive

Lessons From A Monastery: Keeping Tradition Alive

So then, brothers and sisters, stand firm and hold fast to the traditions that you were taught by us, either by word of mouth or by our letter. (2 Thess. 2:15) There are two extremes in the Church right now regarding Tradition. The first is to disregard anything one finds irrelevant to our modern age. Meanwhile, the other extreme is to […]

Lessons From A Monastery: Why a Habit?

Lessons From A Monastery: Why a Habit?

“The Habit brought the Church to life.” —Brian Plum Of all the outward signs of religious practices, the wearing of the habit is the most visual and also the one with the most wonder, questions, and controversy surrounding it. Seeing a nun in her full habit can conjure up strong feelings from childhood, remind a person of God’s nearness, or […]

Lessons From A Monastery: Obedience in One’s Vocation

Lessons From A Monastery: Obedience in One’s Vocation

Obedience is, without doubt, more meritorious than any austerity. And what greater austerity can be thought of than that of keeping one’s will constantly submissive and obedient? —Saint Catherine of Bologna There is a story about the Desert Fathers where four monks visit the Abbot Pambo. Each of them in turn tells him in private the virtues of the others. […]

Do Not Be Afraid of Silence by Ben Mann

Do Not Be Afraid of Silence by Ben Mann

Another excellent article from our friend Ben Mann: Do Not Be Afraid of Silence BENJAMIN MANN “A person whose mind is caught in thought is distant from Jesus; a person with a silent mind is with him.” – St. Hesychius of Jerusalem “We are not God, but God is the center of all, so when we turn to our own center […]

by · June 5, 2015 · 0 comments · Prayer
Our Icon Corner

Our Icon Corner

We just wanted to share a quick post with pictures of our prayer room after the kids decorated for Pentecost. We used Lilacs and Bridal Wreath, which is growing in our yard, to make a garland for home and the Pentecost icon at church. Then the kids tucked the sweet flowers around our icons. It’s always nice for the kids […]

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