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No escape

I couldn’t agree more with what Thomas Merton says here. “The monastery is not an “escape” from the world. On the contrary, by being in the monastery, I take my true part in all the struggles and sufferings of the … Continue reading

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What is a monk?

A couple of nights ago over dinner my brother-in-law asked exactly that, “what is a monk?”  I had to stop and think. I could get out, “a group of people who live apart.”  Monk comes from “monos” a Greek word … Continue reading

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