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Ignatian Spirituality

Ignatian Spirituality

Ignatian spirituality focuses on the insights and teachings of St Ignatius Loyola. (1491 – July 31, 1556) the founder of the Society of Jesus (the Jesuits). His spirituality is primarily embodied and passed on through his Spiritual Exercises. This is normally...
When Silence Speaks

When Silence Speaks

When Silence Speaks: The Spiritual Way of the Carthusian Order by Tim Peeters Paperback: 192 pages Publisher: Darton Longman And Todd Ltd (August 27, 2015) Carthusians essentially live a praying hermit life as a supporting community. They have differing callings...
The Abbot’s Shoes Seeking a Contemplative Life

The Abbot’s Shoes Seeking a Contemplative Life

The Abbot’s Shoes: Seeking a Contemplative Life by Peter Robertson (Kindle $2). This is Peter Robertson’s story, set in New Zealand. He joined the Cistercians in New Zealand at Kopua Monastery, in the early ’70s was when I first started going to the...
500 Years Since St Bruno’s Canonisation

500 Years Since St Bruno’s Canonisation

The Religious Order that Saint Bruno founded, the Carthusians, have a saying, “Non sanctos patefacere sed multos sanctos facere.” “To make saints, not to publicize them.” It is appropriate, then, that Saint Bruno himself was never formally...
Sleeping like a monk

Sleeping like a monk

I only realtively recently fell over some research that the whole 8-hours-sleep-in-a-row pattern is relatively recent (see here, here, and here). The research of Roger Ekirch, professor of History at Virginia Tech, (presented in his book At Day’s Close: Night in...