Old Monk on Silence

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How can you hear the still, small voice of God if you are talking all the time? [Read more...]

Old Monk on Monks

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Visitor to the monastery: What is the most difficult thing about monastic life? Old Monk: Other monks. Visitor: Why are they so difficult? Old Monk: Because they are like me. [Read more...]

Old Monk on Sanctity

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Do you want to be a saint, or do you just want to be happy? [Read more...]

Old Monk on Condemning Others

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You cannot condemn others until you know everything about them. Since you will never know everything about them you can never condemn them. [Read more...]

Old Monk on Detachment

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True detachment is to love all things according to their worth. [Read more...]

I’ll Fly Away Oh Glory!

Yesterday was the memorial of St Joseph Cupertino who is the patron saint of pilots and airline stewards and writers of children’s stories about people who fly. This is because he was known to levitate. Taylor Marshall gives a summary of the saint’s life and wonders here. It is saints like Joseph of Cupertino who [Read More...]


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