(This is part of a blog series for my Formation of Christian Traditions class) One of my very favorite stories from the Desert Fathers is from Abba John the Persian. “It was said of Abba John the Persian that when some evildoers came to harm him, he took a basin and wanted to wash their … Continue reading Formations #4: Humble Feet
(This is part of a blog series for my Formation of Christian Traditions class) When I was a guest of the Taize community in southeastern France during my first year of college, my companions and I were invited to take on a week of silence. Yes, a WEEK of SILENCE. No talking, no communication … Continue reading Formations #3: Shhhhhhhhh! It’s Quiet Hours! Contemplative Silence in Monasticism
(This post is part of series for my Formations of Christian Traditions class) Do you have a roommate? How is it going? Have you found out each other’s worst habits and Netflix passwords yet? I was blessed when I lived in community after college to have four amazing housemates who were kind and funny and … Continue reading Formations #2: Roommates, Monks and Community: Oh My!