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Our elders are lonely – do we care?

Denver, Colo., Dec 26, 2017 / 09:01 am (CNA/EWTN News).- It was August in Rome, the dog days of summer, and most people had left the Eternal City for the beach or another summer holiday destination. It happens every year, essentially slowing the city to a crawl for a good two weeks or more. It […]


Our elders

They are everywhere, these very old people, each a call to meditate on our own mortality, something most would like to put off until tomorrow, yet we only have today, tomorrow does not yet exist, will never in fact, well as an idea, for there is only this day where our potential can be lived out. […]


Be Watchful of Your Thoughts

A brother asked one of the elders, “What shall I do?  My thoughts are always turned to lust without allowing me an hour’s respite, and my soul is tormented by it.”  He said to him, “Every time the demons suggest these thoughts to you, do not argue with them.  For the activity of demons always […]