Old Monk on Obedience

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If you cannot obey your superior in Christ in the Church, why do you imagine that you will be able to obey Christ himself when he calls? [Read more...]

Old Monk on Theosis

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Novice: I have said my prayers, fasted, fed the poor and kept the vigil. What more must I do? Old Monk: (stands up with hands raised, from his fingertips spurt flames of fire and with eyes blazing) Why not become a living flame of love? [Read more...]

Old Monk on Fearing God

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Novice: Should I fear God or Love God? Old Monk: You should fear His love. [Read more...]

St Benedict for Beginners

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Do you like Old Monk? I am a Benedictine oblate and have benefited much in my spiritual growth through the wisdom of St Benedict. If you’d like to learn more, then why not ¬†follow my series of short meditations on the Rule of St Benedict over at Integrated Catholic Life?¬†This part seven of a long [Read More...]

Old Monk on War

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If you would be a saint you must be a warrior. [Read more...]

Old Monk on Humility

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Humility means accepting yourself just as you are and being both disappointed and delighted. [Read more...]


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