Celtic Monasticism – 2

Celtic Monasticism – 2

“Other monks and nuns lived out their days alone….in small wood-and-mud huts; they kept a cow or two, and accepted gladly the gifts of an occasional loaf or basket of vegetables from local farmers. The desire for a solitary life and time to spend simply yearning for God…must have drifted...

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The Generosity of Saint Brigid

The Generosity of Saint Brigid

Her mother, like St. Patrick before her, was a Christian slave. Her father was a pagan chieftain in Leinster, east Ireland. Brigid was born in ~453 (451-453) and grew into an open-hearted girl whose abundant generosity plagued her father. Multiple stories agree that she was constantly passing out milk, butter,...

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Celtic Monasticism, Part 1

Celtic Monasticism, Part 1

By Hieromonk Ambrose Prayer of St. Columban of Iona “Kindle in our hearts, O God, The flame of that love which never ceases, That it may burn in us, giving light to others. May we shine forever in Thy holy temple, Set on fire with Thy eternal light, Even Thy...

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