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Trappist Monk

To Be OK with the Blank Page

Cassidy Hall | Posted 10.09.2014 | Religion
Cassidy Hall

From my experiences at these various monasteries, I found that it wasn't until I sat through these things in silence and space that I could reach a much deeper and often darker place of self-discovery, which led and still leads me to more of my true self.

U.S. Monks Turn To Centuries-Old Tradition To Supplement Health Care Costs

Reuters | Scott Malone | Posted 07.24.2014 | Religion

(Reuters) - Tucked off a two-lane highway in a hilly, wooded section of central Massachusetts, a group of Roman Catholic monks has embraced a centurie...

A Trappist Monk and the Key to Success

August Turak | Posted 09.03.2013 | Business
August Turak

What distinguishes the Trappist business philosophy from most of its secular competition is that very same spirit of service and selflessness toward others that Father Leonard epitomized so well.

A Contemplative Life: The Final Stage Of Spiritual Pilgrimage

Jon M. Sweeney | Posted 07.27.2011 | Religion
Jon M. Sweeney

I am moving beyond spirituality and its program of self by becoming more contemplative. I judge less than I ever have before. I try to listen carefully.

Seeking God? Careful What You Ask For

John Backman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
John Backman

If you decide to pursue a deeper connection with God, hang on tight. It may be quite a ride.

Thomas Merton: A Man For This (And All) Seasons

Cathleen Falsani | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Cathleen Falsani

I first read Merton, a cloistered monk at the Abbey of Gethsemani in rural Kentucky for most of his life, as a student and was instantly besotted with his unique mix of humanity and holiness.