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What has changed that cloistered catholic monks are not advancing technical sciences and engineering today? The schools of higher education are no longer restricted to monastic institutions. At one time, in Christendom, the monastery was almost the only form of education in Medieval Europe. Not today! Many monastic orders developed over the years. In ...


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How common is the practice of praying for the devil ? It is usually encountered within Eastern Christian monastic literature, as an aspect of engodment. (I am in my late thirties, and have read dozens of Romanian books on Orthodox spirituality, starting with my mid-teens: I'm afraid this is as best of a source as I can offer, given various linguistic ...


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