Tag: Desert Fathers

Reading Reality (and Watching for Bric-à-Brac on Our Windowsill)

Christian monastic pioneers saw that books left on the windowsill are more likely to make an impression on those outside than on those within.

Instability and the Noonday Devil

In a lecture on monastic stability delivered at the 2015 Front Porch Republic conference, Benedictine monk Gerard D’Souza noted that the idea of staying in...