Posts tagged “monks”

  1. This Classic Toast post originally ran on Mar 11, 2014.

    From the year 800 AD to 1450 the entirety of Europe's approach to painting was "It's impossible to know what an animal looks like, just draw a guy's head on it." This is their story.

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  2. Which weekend retreatant helped herself to a full plate of green beans at Saturday lunch, took one bite, realized they were still crisp-fresh, then threw the rest off the side of the deck of the Hesychia hermitage out of embarrassment, even though the retreat kitchen has a perfectly good compost bin?

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  3. It makes so much sense that a lot of contemporary monks would have had Big Opinions about Thomas Merton, the most famousest monk of all, but it somehow never occurred to me that any of them would have been so catty about it?

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