Visit the Abbey of the Arts online retreat platform to access your programs:

Monastic Wisdom

A monastery can never be merely an escape from the world. Its very purpose is to enable us to face the problems of the world at their deepest level, that is to say, in relation to God and eternal life. Everything in the monastic life down to the deepest level has to be viewed from this angle. 
Bede Griffiths, The Golden String: An Autobiography

The real monastic walks through life with a barefooted soul, alert, aware, grateful, and only partially at home. 
-Joan Chittister, Wisdom Distilled from the Daily: Living the Rule of St. Benedict Today

You might also enjoy

Monk in the World Guest Post: Laurel Ralston

I am delighted to share another beautiful submission to the Monk in the World guest post series. Read on for Laurel Ralston’s reflection on swimming as contemplative practice. It wasn’t my idea to go swimming first thing in the morning. I was in the middle

Read More »

One Response

Comments are closed.