A Time to Die

“The cemeteries of the abbeys will always be in bloom.”  This evening I read a beautiful book, A Time to Die: Monks on the Threshold of Eternal Life, written by Nicolas Diat and with a forward by Robert Cardinal Sarah.  Diat travelled to several monasteries in France to visit monks and learn from them aboutContinue reading “A Time to Die”

An Antidote to Indifference

Many things come back to me in this season and today I recalled this excerpt from Josef Pieper’s memoir No One Could Have Known. In it, Pieper recalls, amidst his adventurous student days, making a thirty-day silent retreat. He says: What awaited me, as one of a group of fifteen to twenty companions was preciselyContinue reading “An Antidote to Indifference”