The Joy of Enclosure: Taking a Cue from the Cloister

As I was packing a mini-library of books to take home from my office in the wake of the mandate to stay put, this book flew off the shelf and demanded to be remembered and I was immediately awash with a bounty of profound memories of my time spent living and working alongside various orders… Continue reading The Joy of Enclosure: Taking a Cue from the Cloister

The Memento Mori Daily Examen

There's a media-savvy nun by the name of Sister Theresa Aletheia Noble who, inspired by classical paintings of Mary Magdalen and the ancient Christian practice of memento mori, kept a skull on her desk for a year as a daily reminder of her death and documented the practice in a seemingly unlikely evangelical ally of… Continue reading The Memento Mori Daily Examen