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?
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 (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 →
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 →
Lectio divina is an ancient method of digesting the Scriptures through reading, meditation, and prayer. This article looks at ten ways to succeed in its practice.
Reading can affect our outlook in life - these saints changed their lives radically through what they read.