A Penitent Blogger

Mindful of my imperfections, seeking to know Truth more deeply and to live Love more fully.

Quid sum miser tunc dicturus? Quem patronum rogaturus? Cum vix iustus sit securus?
Recordare, Iesu pie, Quod sum causa tuae viae: Ne me perdas illa die...

Friday, July 21, 2006


"The monk is a man like all others but that a call of God had torn away from normal life to turn him to the Christ Jesus. Following this supernatural call, he accepts to renounce everything to consecrate himself completely to the Lord Jesus: 'If you want..., go, sell all you possess, then come and follow me.' (Matt. 19, 21)

"This calling is a great mystery, first of all for the monk himself."

from the website of the Cistercian Monastery of Nový Dvùr - a new monastery in the Czech Republic.

(Hat tip: Sed Contra)