WESTERN MONASTIC LIFE

By David Bird | Celtic, Benedictine, Camaldolese, Cistercian life and Spirituality

THE CARMELITE TRADITION

<b>This icon at the National Shrine of Saint Jude at Faversham</b><p><b>depicts St. Albert's giving of the Rule to Saint Brocard</b><p><b>. From the one Well of Elijah (top</b> …

A Reflection On the Benedictine Vow of Stability - Community in Mission

Msgr. Charles Pope • July 12, 2012 • 24 Comments<p>Most Catholics are familiar with the three vows taken by most religious of poverty, chastity and …

The Rule of Benedict

There has never been a fountainhead, a teaching body, to which individual Benedictine houses could appeal. At every rebirth or reform the Rule has …

A STEP BY STEP INTRODUCTION TO LECTIO DIVINA - Ecclesial Peace

THE IRISH MONASTERY MOVEMENT by Paul Gallagher - Ecclesial Peace

From the Sixth through the Tenth Centuries, the monastery movement which flowered and grew to great size in Ireland and spread to Scotland, England, …

The joy of being a carthusian

THE JOY OF BEING A CARTHUSIAN MONK<p>INTRODUCTION<p>Some years ago, the movie "The Great Silence", made an enormous impact in audiences in general. It …

Welcome

Friend,<p>Whoever you are, whatever led you to this site, welcome.<br>You will not find anything fashionable, not even a concern for being different.<p>Sons & …

ST BENEDICT'S SPIRITUALITY (from New Camaldoli) - Ecclesial Peace

The Order of Saint Benedict (OSB). Index. Information about monastic Benedictines, men and women, and the Rule of Benedict. Oblates, monks, Sisters, nuns and brothers in abbeys, monasteries and priories worldwide.

"Let them prefer nothing whatever to Christ.<br>And may He bring us all together to everlasting life!" <br>Rule of Benedict, ch. 72.

AN EXCELLENT POST ON "LECTIO DIVINA". - Ecclesial Peace

Note: This is the translation of a talk given at the Centre Saint-Louis-des-Français,<p>in Rome, in November 1995<p><b>Scripture, school of life</b><p>The vocation …

DOM ODO CASEL & DOM ILDEFONS HERWEGEN - Ecclesial Peace

<b>Odo Casel: prophet and mystagogue</b><p>by Hugh Gilbert OSB<p><b>Who was Odo Casel?</b><p>Odo Casel's is hardly a household name, nor is it ever likely to be. He was, …

WESTERN MONASTICISM by Jordan Aumann O.P. - Ecclesial Peace

MONASTICISM IN THE WEST (by Jordan Aumann O.P.: Christian Spirituality in the Catholic Tradition )<p>There is little documentary evidence of monasticism …

BENEDICTINE SPIRITUALITY by Abbot Jacques Winandy of Clervaux - Ecclesial Peace

Benedictine spirituality? Perhaps this term is more ambiguous than it seems. Does it mean Saint Benedict's spirituality? Or the spirituality of the …

OUR THEOLOGY OF THE DIVINE OFFICE by Abbot Armand Veilleux OCSO - Ecclesial Peace

Reflections on the Theology of the Divine Office<p>The Constitution of Vatican II on the liturgy calls the Divine Office 'the voice of£ the Church' or …

ON MONASTIC PRAYER - Ecclesial Peace

<b>According to the Monastic Tradition</b>"<p>by Columban Heaney, ocso<p>About the author:<p>Fr. Columban Heaney is a monk of the Cistercian Abbey of Mount Melleray. …

THE THIRD BENEDICTINE VOW: CONVERSATIO MORUM - Ecclesial Peace

<b>my source: Oblate Spring</b><p>The term <i>conversatio morum</i> is an ancient Benedictine term. Its exact meaning is subject to some shades of interpretation, but …

CAMALDOLESE SPIRITUALITY plus THE LETTER OF POPE BENEDICT XVI ON ST PETER DAMIEN - Ecclesial Peace

my source: The Camaldolese Monte Corona webpage<p>ST. ROMUALD’S BRIEF RULE<p>Here is the hundred-word Latin text of this bright gem of eremitical …

ABOUT US - Ecclesial Peace

Our monastery was the brainchild of the Archbishop of Piura, Mgr. Fernando Vargas Ruiz de Somocurcio. He believed that every diocese should have a …

Monasterio de la Encarnación – Monjes Benedictinos

Bienvenidos - Monjes Benedictinos<p>La Comunidad Benedictina del Monasterio de la Encarnación te invita a conocer parte de la vida monástica a través de …

The English Benedictine Congregation | Your pathway to seek God