Cassian wrote that Abba John, the leader of a great monastery, went to Abba Paesius who had been living for forty years very far off
In the East, at least, November is a sear month, beautiful for its bleakness.
Identity is a moveable feast. It is not a fixed concept.
The contemplative sees everywhere the One from whose life all life comes.
The sole writing teacher I ever had taught only five things.
There are moments in life—both spiritual and intellectual—that are like no other. They change us. They redirect us. They complete us.
It wasn’t any kind of special moment when it happened. It wasn’t my birthday, for instance, or an anniversary of anything.
After a woman makes perpetual profession of her monastic vows of obedience, stability, and metanoia, she lights her profession
Every afternoon, as I sit in my upstairs office, I hear the old monastery bells begin to ring in the once Benedictine church that then
Feast of St. Hildegard is September 17th
One of the most demanding, but often overlooked, dimensions of the creation story is that when creation was finished, it wasn’t really
Belief is not contrary to fact. It simply transcends it.
"When you get what you like in life,” one of our old nuns was fond of
I carry within me quotations from Scripture, great literature,
The problem of the nature of faith plagues us all our lives. Is openness to other ideas infidelity, or is it the beginning of spiritual maturity?