If you’re new to the blog and wondering who that Br. Monday guy was from last Monday’s post, I thought I would collect all of his adventures again here. 1. Abba a Word The start of the series with a little primer on the origins of the monastic movement and the Sayings of the Desert … More Who’s Br. Monday
We’ve been talking about genre lately, and today we’re going to take a look at how some of Br. Monday’s adventures are a type of genre. Most of them are taken from the Sayings of the Desert Fathers, a collection of wisdom stories from the early monastic movement in 5th century Egypt. In The Dialogical Imagination, Mikhail … More The Metamorphosis of Br. Monday
We had our last Monastic Mondays post last week. I don’t know about you, but I haven’t seen Abba Monday since. I keep meaning to get around to his mountain, but that would mean walking uphill and then just sitting around while he gave me that look and you know how it goes. So I … More The Legend of Abba Monday
There was a certain brother who came to Scete to see Abba Arsenius, entered the church and entreated the clergy to take him to see him. The clergy said to him, “Refresh yourself a little and you will see him.” The brother said to them, “I will eat nothing until I meet and see him.” … More What Can the Desert Tell Us About the Researcher/Educator Debate?
If Br. Monday had known being a monk would involve this many run-ins with crocodiles and hippos, he would have considered a different lifestyle. … More Community, Conversatio Morum, and Crocodiles