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2013-05-07 23:00:13

Dave MacQuarrie attempts to warn humanity about climate change in ℠Acedia: The Darkness Within´. ALLISTON, Ontario (PRWEB) May 08, 2013 As a physician-psychotherapist for 25 years, Dave MacQuarrie´s main challenge while working with his clients was finding ways to encourage them to live authentically while completing the necessary therapeutic work given to them. Upon retirement, he discovered the ancient word acedia. He soon saw this word as the key to the psycho-spiritual...

2008-09-28 03:00:10

By Norris, Kathleen Struggling with acedia THE DIFFICULT THING about days is that they must be repeated. It may be, as we read in 2 Peter, that with the Lord, one day is like a thousand years, and a thousand years are like a day. What we perceive as slowness is merely the Lord's patience. But like many children of the middle class, I was schooled in a particular kind of impatience that devalues such chores as cooking, cleaning and taking out the garbage. An unspoken premise of my education...

2005-08-08 11:02:41

CAIRO (Reuters) - Renovators working in an ancient Egyptian monastery have unearthed the oldest example of a building housing Christian monks, a member of the restoration project near the country's Red Sea coast told Reuters on Monday. The cell, a building that served as the living quarters for monks, dates from between the fourth and fifth centuries and will help shed light on the early days of monastic life, said Father Maximous, a monk working at the site. "It is the oldest physical...


Word of the Day
malpais
  • The ragged surface of a lava-flow.
'Malpais' translates from Spanish as 'bad land.'