Acedia and the Help of Saint Benedict

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So, you may have noticed that for the week, I have written nothing. At all. Anywhere.For whatever reason, I have most uncharacteristically been doing battle, all week, with the devilish little blue megrim that is acedia.Actually, "doing battle" sounds romantic and pro-active. It would be more accurate to say I have been whining and unable to work and whining about being unable to work, and wandering around the house ineffectually, and walking the park feeding ducks, and missing my dog, … [Read more...]

Do not Despair; Get a Crucifix

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If you are anxious and despairing and worried, here is my advice: get a crucifix.Not a cross, a crucifix. Get a small one you can keep in your pocket; and another you can keep discreetly at your desk; get one for your home.Keep the crucifix before your eyes, and it will teach you everything. It will train you to the longview.The earthly goings-on that make us anxious and full of despair are a manifestation of the wholly spiritual war that proceeds apace -- continually,though unseen … [Read more...]


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