Old Monk on Crutches

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Doubter: Your religion is a crutch! Old Monk: Haven’t you noticed I am crippled? [Read more...]

Old Monk on Having Heart

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Novice: I have completed my degree in theology and mastered philosophy. Old Monk: What does all your learning and study gain you? You need “heart”. Novice: How do I attain “heart”? Old Monk: By much learning and study.   [Read more...]

Old Monk on Stability

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Stability means “God is not elsewhere.” [Read more...]

Old Monk on Submission

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The prayer at the heart of prayer: “Thy Will be Done.” [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...]

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...]


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