I just discovered another blog worth getting to know: The Prior’s Column by Bede Thomas Mudge, OHC. I met Br. Bede almost twenty years ago when the Episcopal Order of the Holy Cross still had a small monastery in South Carolina; I only made one retreat there but I remember him as a gentle and sweet man. I doubt if he’ll remember me, but that’s okay. I was just a nervous young pup in his 20s who couldn’t figure out why I wanted to get married but was also so interested in monasticism (two decades later, I still can’t figure that one out, but since nowadays I’m happily married and I work at a monastery it’s an amusing rather than distressing puzzle). At any rate, check out Brother Bede’s blog, it will be worth it.