The Contemplative Life in Three Easy Steps

Origen of Alexandria came up with the idea first. Unless you’re a Christian history geek, chances are you’ve never heard of Origen. He lived in Egypt from about 185 to 253—meaning he was a third-century Christian, who died sixty years before Constantine decriminalized the faith. In other words, he lived long before the desert fathers […]

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2 thoughts on “The Contemplative Life in Three Easy Steps

  1. Dear Sir;
    Blessings. Where can a person go to be a hermit. I am called to a life of solitude. But I don’t know where to go. Do you have any ideas?
    Yours.

    Thomas K
    Peace