"That's how God speaks to young men and women in our culture: when the world and what it has to offer will never be enough. Young people want to be heroic. They want to do great things. Not just what the world tells them will be great."
posted on 09/30/2012 6:50:08 AM PDT
("In the kingdom of the blind, sight is a crime and mentioning what you see is a gaffe.")
"An Indian said you search in vain for what you can not find
He said you'll find a thousand ways of running down your time.
An Indian didn't scream it, he sang it in a song, and he's never been known to be wrong.
Cold rain or thunder
a man will always wonder
the fair wind blows..."
--Theme song, Jeremiah Johnson, 1972
Good luck with that, Matthew.
posted on 09/30/2012 7:41:58 AM PDT
Great article! Very positive!
posted on 09/30/2012 7:47:31 AM PDT
I found the article to be ambivalent, incredulous, and highly doubtful. Which figures, given that a sports writer is covering a calling to the monastery. And then, of course, he ends the article with the idea that Matthew might not make it as a monk.
On phrase, though, was particularly egregious: "Father Ambrose suggested he spend extra time in his cell praying. The loneliness of baseball one man standing inside a rectangular box, his mind racing, his adrenal glands churning, him and another man 60 feet, 6 inches away, nothing but muscle memory to save him from embarrassment prepared him for these moments of solitude."
I'd give that the Cognitve Dissonance Award of 2012.
posted on 09/30/2012 8:34:04 AM PDT
(One who commands, must obey.)
The title is misleading.
Frater means brother — monk, in our language.
Not a priest.
posted on 09/30/2012 3:23:54 PM PDT
("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
That’s nothing. Pujols quit his job as a Cardinal in order to become an Angel.
posted on 09/30/2012 3:28:19 PM PDT
by Sirius Lee
So, he signed a contract with the Padres?
posted on 09/30/2012 6:28:48 PM PDT
by Joe 6-pack
(Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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