Okay I know I retired Br. (ahem Abba) Monday. Last we saw, he was hanging out on a mountain somewhere eating pizza and scrounging up beer money whenever he could. But there are no rules on Leap Day so I figured we’d better spend it day drinking with the good abba. On Abba Monday’s calendar … More Happy Leap Day from Br. Monday!
This was originally posted on June 22nd, but I thought it worked especially well for Labor Day. The dignity of work has an important place in monastic tradition, down to the Benedictine motto: Ora et Labora. Br. Monday really did choose a lifestyle that he wasn’t quite cut out for… A brother came to Abba … More Br. Monday Wishes You a Happy Labor Day
A brother came to Abba Theodore and began to converse with him about things which he had never yet put into practice. So the old man said to him, “You have not yet found a ship nor put your cargo aboard it and before you have sailed, you have already arrived at the city. Do … More The Last Thing Br. Monday Wants to Do
I remember an elder, when I was staying in the desert of Scete, who went to the cell of a certain brother to pay him a visit, and when he had reached the door heard him muttering inside, and stood still for a little while, wanting to know what it was that he was reading … More A Tale of the “Most Excellent Eavesdropper”