Rod Dreher

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Posts tagged “monasticism”

Thomas Merton: Pious Fraud?

Garry Wills: One of 20th century’s most influential religious figures was a shallow narcissist

Posted April 8th, 2019

Larry Chapp’s Life As Liturgy

The loss of a sense of the sacred as key to the clerical abuse scandal

Posted August 23rd, 2018

Seeking God — And Finding Him In Norcia

A pre-earthquake documentary about the Benedictine monks there

Posted January 7th, 2018

For The Love Of St. Benedict

Dallas turns out to help the Monks of Norcia build a monastery

Posted May 30th, 2017

Out Of The Rubble, Hope

The mission of Christians amid the rubble of Christian America

Posted May 18th, 2017

Norcia Diary: The Early Church

The Platonic-Christian synthesis, incarnated in a monastic community

Posted February 26th, 2016

Norcia’s Citadel of Remebrance

The chart-topping Benedictines on national television. Why they are special

Posted January 18th, 2016

Religion in the ‘Great Exhaustion’

The Benedict Option as religious resistance to the decadent anti-culture

Posted October 21st, 2015

Yearning for Stability

A medievalist longs for what the monks of old had: a stable sense of place

Posted July 18th, 2015

The Elder Zosima Option?

What ordinary people can learn from monastic spirituality, according to Dostoevsky’s spiritual hero

Posted July 8th, 2015

Critics of the Benedict Option

Answering a few common claims of skeptics

Posted July 8th, 2015

For a New Middle Age

The Benedict Option and recovering a monastic spirit

Posted June 29th, 2015

‘What We Need Are Men Like St. Benedict’

A short documentary about the Benedictine monks of Norcia

Posted October 12th, 2014

What Does The Benedict Option Look Like?

Your Working Boy looks at a couple of examples of intentional (more …

Posted December 12th, 2013

Office As Monastery

First Things has a couple of thought-provoking pieces up today about career …

Posted August 28th, 2012