Old Monk on Stability

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

Help! There’s a Mennonite in Me

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You have to understand that I have a Mennonite in me. I can’t help it. He lurks there in his black hat and chin beard watching me and nodding knowingly. He’s one of my ancestors. They were all Mennonites and Amish and various sorts of Pennsylvania Protestants. Go to Pennsylvania Dutch country today and see [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 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 War

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


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