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A monastery in rural France

I am currently in France to visit family and today we were in one of the most beautiful parts of the country: Auvergne. We were there to visit my dear grandfather’s grave and on the way back, we stopped by a well-known monastery in the region: the Notre-Dame-de-l’Hermitage nunnery and sanctuary. Here are some photos:Fortsätt läsa ”A monastery in rural France”

Book recommendation: ‘Polytheistic Monasticism – Voices from Pagan Cloisters’, anthology edited by Janet Munin

The monastic path is one few people feel called to already within widespread and well-established religions. But what to do of your spiritual tradition has no monastic orders? Or if you don’t identify with any specific spiritual tradition at all? For many Polytheist aspiring monastics, that is the conundrum. Now a new book has comeFortsätt läsa ”Book recommendation: ‘Polytheistic Monasticism – Voices from Pagan Cloisters’, anthology edited by Janet Munin”

The Gift of Simplicity

I’ve been planning on writing more on my semi-monastic path but I haven’t known quite where to start. Truth be told, most days it really isn’t that interesting. I say my morning prayer and oath, write while sitting on the tram to work, work most of the day, write some more on the ride home,Fortsätt läsa ”The Gift of Simplicity”

The Monk Life: Can you be a Pagan and a monk?

In a previous post, I mentioned that I lead a life I call ‘semi-monastic’. That is: I don’t live in a monastery but the way I live incorporates a lot of aspects of a traditional monastic life. Things like daily rituals and contemplation, simplicity and having few material possessions. I’ll get more in depth onFortsätt läsa ”The Monk Life: Can you be a Pagan and a monk?”

Contemplative living in the world

I recently started reading The New Monasticism: An Interspiritual Manifesto for Contemplative Living and in the preface I highlighted this passage because I find it captures the essence of what spiritual living can and should be: I haven’t come very far into the book yet but I love what I’ve been reading so far andFortsätt läsa ”Contemplative living in the world”