Monthly Archives: June 2013

Lausiac History: fourth lesson

God’s Peace and blessings to you all. We continue with our selections from Palladius’ “Lausiac History” by exploring Chapter 8: Amoun of Nitria; Chapter 9: Or; and Chapter 10: Pambo. As you read, consider these questions: Chapter 8: Amoun of … Continue reading

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Lausiac History: third lesson

God’s Peace and blessings to you all! For our next lesson on the Lausiac History, I invite you to read Chapter 5: Alexandra; Chapter 6: The Rich Virgin; and Chapter 7: The Monks of Nitria. As you read consider these … Continue reading

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Lausiac History: second lesson

God’s Peace and blessings to you all!  For our next lesson on the Lausiac History, I invite you to read Chapter 1: Isidore; Chapter 2: Dorotheus; Chapter 3: Potamaena; and Chapter 4: Didymus.  As you read consider these questions: Chapter … Continue reading

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Lessons on the Early Desert Monastics: The Lausiac History

We are starting up our weekly lessons again with lives of the desert hermits as found in the work “The Lausiac History,” written by Palladius. What is remarkable about this collection, written in the early fifth century, is that it … Continue reading

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Welcome and God’s Peace!

As part of our Order’s ministry of contemplative education, we offer lessons that cover the vast history of monasticism and contemplative spirituality.  Here we will share a space to offer these lessons and invite discussion about the great wealth that is … Continue reading

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