Tag Archives: Monastic life

Benedict Option

I have seen this expression – Benedict Option – being bandied about on the internet. Here is an article by the American conservative Rod Dreher – Benedict Option FAQ. I am sceptical about anything coming from across the Atlantic, because … Continue reading

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Was it ever any different?

Here’s an interesting article – Fair Warning – Religious Re-engineering in Progress. Quite frankly, is anyone surprised? We had Erastianism in the Church of England, and the French Church under Louis XIV had to say and do the right thing. … Continue reading

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If you want a Vision of the Future…

I was brought to consider the dreadful epitaph of humanity written by George Orwell towards the end of Nineteen Eighty-Four by the article Is Modern Man Irremediably Cut Off from Tradition? If you want a picture of the future, imagine … Continue reading

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Intentional Communities

Further to my article The Old Dream, Perceptio has written Corporate Association and Intentional Communities. It is remarkably astute, and the notion of “intentional community” harks back to the attention I gave to Christian and non-Christian communities. Many are models … Continue reading

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Conformity

I have just been pointed to a couple of articles that merit examination: Pervasive Conformity and Its Influence on Earth Culture and Exit from the Matrix. I mention these ideas without going into the “prepper” culture (people making an unhealthy … Continue reading

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The Challenge of Downsizing

Let’s boil it down to the simplest expression: the business is going flat so the management has decided on an advertising campaign to bring in more customers, otherwise they go bust. That is what Monsignor Charles Pope has noticed about … Continue reading

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Anarchy and Community

I greatly appreciate the reflections of Fr Jonathan Munn in Possession, pomposity and power, in which he makes the point that true monastic obedience is in regard to the community and not simply the Abbot. Many years ago, I was … Continue reading

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