9 Ant Virtues for the Monk

Through their diligence, constancy, and organizational skills, ants have long been a source of admiration among humans. Can monks, and indeed, all people learn valuable lessons from them?

13 Popes Speak on Scripture

Popes across the ages have repeated with St. Peter, Lord, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life (John 6:68). Recognizing its value, holy popes have thus summoned the faithful to drink from the wellsprings of Scripture. They  illumine the sacred pages from diverse perspectives: some to affirm its divine origin,... Continue Reading →

St. Seraphim of Sarov on Spiritual Reading

St. Seraphim of Sarov (1754-1833) is arguably the most popular of modern Orthodox Christian saints. The allure of his holiness drew pilgrims from all over Russia to his small hermitage. There, as from an inexhaustible spring, he poured out spiritual consolation on the multitudes in the form of physical and spiritual healings. While his healing... Continue Reading →

7 Golden Reasons to Read the Bible

Occasionally, somebody goes on a long journey with no money, food, map, change of clothing, or protection. Such a person is either a saint or a lunatic - perhaps a bit of both. Generally, the wiser choice when taking a long journey is to go provisioned with at least the basics. Our soul is likewise... Continue Reading →

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