By Fr. Rafael, OES
New Monasticism - Spirituality and Prayer
My friends, centuries ago the tolling bells of a monastery called its inhabitants to prayer and to
follow a rhythm of life. For centuries monastic life was lived only within the confines of the walls of monasteries and monastics experience a sacred seclusion from all worldly troubles.
By Sr. Claire Agnes, OES
One who is practicing a monastic life should behave in such a way, that when others are a witness to their behavior they notice a distinction between the monastic and regular society. As Monastics we are to give up or limit worldly items but this also includes certain behaviors such as the use of foul language or intoxication by drugs and/or alcohol.
By Fr. Bjorn, OES
How awful would it be to have to go through life always looking over your shoulder, certain that an attack could come from anywhere? To have to watch your every move, thought, or desire, for fear that you will be punished by an angry and wrathful overlord?
Reflections from the monks and nuns of OES.