Book Review: Sun Dancing – Geoffrey Moorhouse

Sun Dancing: Life in a Medieval Irish Monastery and How Celtic Spirituality Influenced the World Subject: Monastic and religious life--Middle Ages, Celts, Monastic and religious life, Middle Ages, Civilization, Skellig Michael (Monastery : Ireland). “As I climbed the path winding up to the ancient constructions near the top of the cliff, I sensed that I … Continue reading Book Review: Sun Dancing – Geoffrey Moorhouse

The Consuetudines of Guigo I

Translation in English from the Latin, Click below. The Consuetudine of Guigo I, 5th Prior of the Carthusian Order Guigues du Chastel Fifth prior of the Grande Chartreuse, legislator of the Carthusian Order and ascetical writer, born at Saint-Romain in Dauphiné in 1083; died 27 July, 1137. He became a monk of the Grande Chartreuse … Continue reading The Consuetudines of Guigo I

CENOBITIC BEGINNINGS: THE PACHOMIAN MONASTIC EXPERIENCE

Taken from the study notes prepared for the Novices by the Ven. Fr. Dom Ugo Ginex ESB in March 1989 and edited by Brother Pablo di San Martin. God be Praised. Christian monasticism began in the Egyptian deserts. In Lower Egypt a semi - eremitical monasticism flourished while Upper Egypt saw the growth of a more cenobitic form under the leadership of Pachomius. It is my experience that the literature that witnesses to these forms of monastic life deserves our attention today. In this paper I hope to share something I have tasted or glimpsed. It is not the product of a thorough and organised study; I am in no way an expert. But I do believe that their tradition is ours, and to meet them is to know ourselves better.