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New monk and cow!

Reader AG at The Risk of Truth blog has posted a new monk and cow story! It concerns a naughty abbot who, under the guise of holiness, secretly pushed peasants’ cows over cliffs. He got away with it for several years, having convinced the archbishop of his sanctity. However, his plan goes awry when the Vicar General clues into the Abbot’s bovine fetish. You can read the whole story by clicking here.
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The monk who misunderstood holiness

Among Eastern Christians (both Catholic and Orthodox), there’s a compendium of spiritual texts known as the Philokalia. It’s a sort of spiritual reader, collecting stories from early saints and other monastic spiritual guides throughout the centuries. What follows is one of my favorite stories from the collection:
Two monks were praying on the mountain when the first monk turned to the second and said: “I cannot understand why you enjoy such renown among the people for holiness.”

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New Monk and Troll story

As Jack keeps reminding us, it’s only a story

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The monk who stole juxtaposition

Former Legionary priest Jack Keogh (aka Monk) has a new post up in which he touts the Charter for Compassion. Says Monk while discussing the principles of compassion defined in the Charter:

I invite my readers to adopt the charter as your own, to make a lifelong commitment to live with compassion. I think the principle is especially relevant when discussing the life and times of Fr. Marcial Maciel and the congregation of the Legionaries of Christ.

This request was preceded two days ago by a post

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The Monk who milked the Widow

Okay, I thought cow and monk stories were getting a little old. Yet in light of the Legion of Christ’s latest round of blame the [alleged] victim (click here), MariGold at Life-After-RC asks: Hey, Pete, can’t you give us another story about the abbot, the monk and the cow? Please? And get the threat about suing the Legion for damages as being “illicit.”
Done! The Legion’s attempt to brand Maciel’s son an extortionist has given my inner muse the stomach flu, and here’s what came

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