Tag: Monastic

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    An acclaimed new movie shows that a monastery is “at once a refuge and a very integral part of the world,” says Jesuit priest James Martin, and that “the life of faith is not without doubt.” More

    April 8, 2011 | Comments

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    The much-praised French film “Of Gods and Men” dramatizes the essence of universal Christian love, according to the author of the book on which the movie is based. More

    April 8, 2011 | Comments

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    “Deep down there is only one faith that all human beings have, and that is deep trust in life.” More

    November 19, 2010 | Comments

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    “I see the future going in this direction, that more and more people will realize how important interreligious dialogue is.” More

    November 19, 2010 | Comments

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    Photography, according to Abbot Barnabas Senecal of St. Benedict’s Abbey in Atchison, Kansas, is an exercise in monastic mindfulness, and he says his pictures reflect “being aware of the presence of God with you and in the world.” More

    September 10, 2010 | Comments

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    “Is there anyone here who yearns for life and desires to see good days?” Those stirring words come at the beginning of one of the most durable spiritual guides of all time, the Rule of St. Benedict. More

    October 30, 2009 | Comments

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    Read more of Judy Valente’s interview about Thomas Merton with Paul Pearson, director and archivist at Bellarmine University’s Thomas Merton Center in Louisville, Kentucky.

    June 4, 2009 | Comments

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    Read more of Judy Valente’s interview about Thomas Merton with Brother Paul Quenon at Gethsemani Abbey.

    June 4, 2009 | Comments

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    Read the comments of Father Mark-Ephrem Nolan, abbot of Holy Cross Benedictine Monastery in Northern Ireland, on the Irish Republican Army’s July 28, 2005 statement ending its armed struggle:
    The recent IRA statement is an important step on the path to … More

    August 5, 2005 | Comments