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December 1, 2018

Lectio Divina

Chartreuse – Guigo the Carthusian

By Fr Craig  Larkin SM, 1943 - 2015

THE WEST:

Guigo the Carthusian

Guigo II was the 9th prior of the Grande Chartreuse, France. Little is known of him other than that he became prior of the monastery in 1174 and that after a few years in office he resigned.… More

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A School for Prayer (16) – Lectio Divina Subiaco

St Benedict Chartreuse

Guigo the Carthusian

By Fr Craig Larkin sm, 1943 - 2015

St Benedict was born in Nursia, Italy, around the year 480, the son of a noble family. 

He went to Rome to study; was repelled by the moral and political decay he saw there; gave up his studies, and went to Subiaco where he lived in a cave in isolation for three years. … More

A School for Prayer (15) – Lectio Divina

Subiaco – St Benedict

Chartreuse – Guigo the Carthusian

By Fr Craig Larkin SM, 1943 - 2015

FROM EAST TO WEST

John Cassian

Our study of the experience of prayer has kept us in the Eastern part of the Christian world: the Desert regions of Egypt, Palestine, Sinai and Syria.… More

A School for Prayer (14)

By Fr Craig  Larkin sm, 1943 - 2015

The Desert Experience

Sinai -

John Climacus and prayer of the heart

From Egypt to Sinai

The great flourishing of the Desert period in Egypt was to last only about 100 years.

Though remnants of this period in Egypt would remain through the centuries (and still remain to this day), nevertheless, by the end of the 5th century many monks had moved from Egypt.… More


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