May 13, 2019

"Then one day, when you least expect it, the great adventure finds you." - Ewan Mcgregor

“The only question in life is whether or not you are going to answer a hearty ‘YES!’ to your adventure.” – Joseph Campbell

On January 4, 2019, I received a call that would change my...

February 8, 2018

One of the great things about taking a retreat at one of the Trappist monasteries is that you have an opportunity to live a contemplative life for a few days.  They welcome you to come to many of the prayer services and the guest houses are usually filled with books to...

February 2, 2018

 The daily life of the Trappist communities can easily be summed up by the Benedictine motto "ora et labora"; "Pray and work".   While putting my notes together for this blog, I began to realize that I should write about what it is a Trappist monk desires.  What is it...