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Posts in category “Benedict Option”

Mysticism & The Benedict Option

It’s not an escape from the post-Christian world, but a strategy for enduring it

Posted August 17th, 2017

A Letter To The Congregation

A churchman reflects on The Benedict Option

Posted August 15th, 2017

Children Of The Bubble

Hard lessons from a disillusioned reader raised in a religious hothouse

Posted August 14th, 2017

How Christianity Can Ride The Tiger

Anti-modernism, Archbishop Chaput, and the Benedict Option

Posted August 10th, 2017

Collapse Of The Religious Canopy

A lesson from reading Michel Houellebecq: If religion is only part of one’s life, it is doomed

Posted August 8th, 2017

The Work Of Benedictine Hands

Another way the Monks of Norcia are showing the rest of us how to live

Posted August 5th, 2017

SOGI Lawsuit Against Private School

Trans child’s family going after private institution that won’t affirm kid’s identity

Posted August 3rd, 2017

Smartphones Are Our Soma

How technology is crippling iGen

Posted August 3rd, 2017

A Prophet From 1942

Bernard Iddings Bell and the Benedict Option

Posted August 2nd, 2017

Christianity, Trump, & False Idols

Why politics is no solution to the crisis within the contemporary church

Posted August 2nd, 2017

Miss Prim At Clear Creek

Author Natalia Sanmartin Fenollera’s address at the Idea Of A Village conference

Posted August 1st, 2017

Against The New Optimism

Yes, we’re getting richer and more peaceful — but it’s deceptive. Spiritually, we are close to broke

Posted July 31st, 2017

Bishop Robert Barron & St. Benedict

Benedict Option lessons from visiting the saint’s cave in Subiaco

Posted July 30th, 2017

‘Dunkirk’ As Benedict Option

Within defeat and evacuation lie the seeds of ultimate victory

Posted July 27th, 2017

Waterloo Of Christian Colleges

Carl Trueman demolishes the blind optimism of many religious conservatives

Posted July 26th, 2017

‘The Benedict Option’ — A Sonnet

A Catholic teacher and father-to-be in Boston reads the book, writes poetry

Posted July 26th, 2017

Ancient China For Modern Conservatives

What the Benedict Option can learn from pre-Christian Eastern sages

Posted July 24th, 2017