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Thursday February 11th, 2021 with Bob LeDrew
The life monastic

For the last 11 months or so, we've all been restrained, thanks to the 'Rona. But what can we learn from someone who's lived the monastic life _for real_? Eryk Burns has done just that, from a cabin in Peterborough to stays in monasteries in Kentucky, Quebec, and Switzerland. We let Eryk tell his story today on the show. (Photo: The Abbey of Gethsemani in Kentucky)
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Eryk passed on some links for those who might be interested:

Gennessee Abbey Retreats:
The Abbey of Gethsemani (Merton's home abbey):
A Carthusian monastery in the UK with some useful information:

And some book links:
Blessed Simplicity, by Raimon Panikkar:
Monica Furlong's biography of Merton:
Merton's "spiritual autobiography", The Seven-Storey Mountain:
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