Glimpse into the Cisterican Experience

For those like me whose heart yearns towards a monastery but whose vocation is found in wife and family, Br. Stephen’s observations on his first year as a Cistercian novice are a  fascinating set of insights into a life that we’ll only ever know from the outside.

6 thoughts on “Glimpse into the Cisterican Experience

  1. Lyngine

    What struck me most about the piece is that a good number of the lessons learned would be very similar if one applied them to the first years of marriage or parenthood.

  2. Joe Rawls

    I recently discovered Br Stephen myself (thanks to a referral from your site) and will be reading him regularly from now on. I think he might be the genuine article.

  3. Derek the Ænglican

    Br. Stephen is of particular interest here as he has traveled the road that some of us have—from liberal Anglican to Anglo-Catholic to Roman Catholic to Cistercian. And, several members of the Philly Anglo-Catholic periphery who participate here know him personally as he used to attend St Clement’s.

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