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The Monk and the Bible

A Story from a 4th Century Desert Father Here is a story taken from a Thomas Merton book titled The Wisdom of the Desert and it comes to us from the fourth century desert father, Abbot Anastasius. There once was a wise monk, Abbot Anastasius, living alone in the desert, who had a very nice […]

Crossing the road to solitude

Last Mothers’ Day I received a card which asked, “Why did the Mum cross the road?”  The answer, “No one could tell really. She was mumbling to herself about peace and quiet. She circled the block a couple of times and came back a lot happier.”   I have always been a person who needs […]