What is Trappist Monasticism? (Pt8)

January 15, 2008



Like a seed in the spring, we awakening from a dormant winter to the warming earth. Our spiritual awakening can occur as a sudden recognition or realization of something. Our journey is (an) interior but it begins as a spark. To hear the calling to become a Monk is a special bell of awakening.


1. “The labour of obedience will bring you back to Him from whom you had drifted through the sloth of disobedience. This message of mine is for you, then, if you are ready to give up your own will, once and for all and armed with the strong and noble weapons of obedience to do battle for the true King, Christ the Lord.” –Rule of St. Benedict, Prologue.