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St. Benedict and the Spirit of Community

St. Benedict and the Spirit of Community

Whether you’ve read The Benedict Option or not, there is a good chance you’ve heard of it or even had a discussion about it. This book written by Rod Dreher has spurred many important discussions on how we as Christians should build community. It has also brought Saint Benedict of Nursia and monasticism into the mainstream conversation among Christians. What Dreher is describing is real […]

Lessons from a Monastery: Leaving the World

Lessons from a Monastery: Leaving the World

“Consecrated persons are also a sign of this universal call to holiness,  which each person receives at their baptism.” -Pope Francis  2015 is the Year of Consecrated Life in the Catholic Church. This year isn’t just for religious, but for the entire Church. Pope Francis, in his Apostolic Letter to all Consecrated People ,addressed the laity also when he wrote “In this letter, I wish to speak not only to consecrated persons, but […]

Why Every Home is a Monastery Part 3:  St. John Chrysostom’s Answer

Why Every Home is a Monastery Part 3: St. John Chrysostom’s Answer

So how do we (while living in the world) strive after the monastic ideal of communion with God, is it really possible to have monasticism as our reference point?  Saint John Chrysostom has an answer: “Even a man living within a city can imitate the life of monks. Indeed, even a man who has wife, and who is occupied with […]

Abbot Nicholas Chrismating our Goddaughter.

Why Every Home is a Monastery Part 1: A Pope, an Abbot & Orientale Lumen

Why every home a monastery? The inspiration for this project comes from a life changing homily we heard many years ago from Abbot Nicholas Zachariadis. Fr. Nicholas is the founding Abbot of Holy Resurrection Monastery, a Romanian Greek Catholic monastery which has been our spiritual home for most of the last sixteen years. Our family life has been shaped by […]

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