Sunday, August 25, 2013

Monastic Day, 2013 Edition

It was this time last year when we began writing about the Monastic Day.  Ever since then, I've continued to receive helpful comments about that "series."

Now, in my part of the world, autumn is just around the corner.  There is a hint of freshness in the breeze.  Perhaps it's time to open monastery windows and have another look inside....

This "adventure" will probably begin around the first of September (possibly earlier).  Between now and then, I hope to post a few basic reminders of what it means to live cloistered in the midst of the world.  This way, anyone joining us anew will know what sort of "monastery" is being approached.  The cloistered heart is analogy, but it is more than that.  It uses the physical structures of monastic life to help us see what we can live in the very midst of the world, in our families and workplaces, exactly where we happen to be at any moment of time. 

As before, I trust God to provide the words, the images, the payer.  I ask that you join me in offering this NEXT "monastic day" to Him.

I look forward to what He has in store.

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