Category Archives: Monasticism

Costly but Free; Salvation and the Gift of Truth


They proclaim; “There are many paths to God… There are many roads to Salvation!” — Whether it’s the gospel according to Oprah or the controversy-averse, positivist ponderings from mega-churches, those who demand that they be “recognized” as “christians” flock to … Continue reading

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Societas Martyrum; Bearing Witness is the call of Baptism


“Martyr” means both far less AND far more than most people think it does… The power and subtlety of English is largely due to its wide-ranging propensity for embracing words from other languages. In recent years, though, political pressure from … Continue reading

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Living Faith! [or “Rules are not just for Monks!”]


Love of our Lord reveals itself in the profound ordinariness of a holy life.  —  Leaving Faith “at the doorstep” is impossible if we truly follow Christ, because True Faith unavoidably influences how we live our lives. Salvation is through … Continue reading

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Bonds of Covenant give Strength for the Journey…


Simplicity – Chastity – Obedience For most of the history of Christendom, it has been readily acknowledged that voluntary adherence the “Evangelical Counsels” of Poverty, Chastity, and Obedience helps us to to devote ourselves to the service of God.  Yet, … Continue reading

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