In the World, With a Monastic Heart

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Revival of Marian Devotion: New Movements and Apparitions

Key Takeaways: Marian devotions involve various forms of veneration directed toward Mary, the mother of Jesus, which are distinctly different from the worship due solely...

Spiritual but Not Religious? Rediscover the Mystic Tradition of the Catholic Church

Key Takeaways: In a world increasingly shaped by individualism and secularization, a significant trend has emerged – the rise of those identifying as...

Rediscovering The Spiritual Majesty of “The Four Gospels” Through Digital Artistry

As a Benedictine oblate novice, I’ve taken on the modest task of keeping the monastic tradition of manuscript preservation alive in my personal “digital...

The Mystical Power of Holy Water: A Path to Spiritual Purification

Key Takeaways: Holy water holds a revered place within Catholic spirituality, serving as a tangible connection to the divine and offering purification, protection, and a...

Exploring God as the Ground of Being in Abrahamic Faiths

The concept of God as the ground of being represents a profound and transformative perspective within the realm of spiritual thought across the Abrahamic faiths of...

A Review of “Benedictine Daily Prayer: A Short Breviary”

Key Takeaways: Benedictine spirituality, deeply anchored in the traditions of Christian monasticism, thrives on the Liturgy of the Hours or the Divine Office. This...

Unveiling the Mystical Depths: A Guide to the Theology of Marian Mysticism

In the tapestry of Christian spirituality, the mystique of Mary shines forth as a luminous thread, weaving together doctrine, devotion, and the mystical elements of...

The Purple Scapular: Mystical Protection from Marie Julie Jahenny

The Purple Scapular is as a unique symbol of protection, penance, and prayer within the Christian tradition. Rooted in the profound visions of the 19th-century French...

Benedictine Solutions: Timeless Wisdom for Contemporary Spiritual Challenges

In the ever-changing landscape of the modern world, where technology, shifting cultural norms, and the relentless pursuit of material success often overshadow spiritual...