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Finding Sanctuary

Antidote for the World of Busyness

The real antidote to busyness must be sought outside the consumerist world, and [Saint] Benedict describes that place for us.  He was aware of the barbarian world at his gate, and he knew that he had to create a space beyond that world.  In recent years my monastic brethren and I have taken to calling that space “sanctuary”.  Benedict does not use that term himself, but the word does sum up for a modern audience many of Benedict’s deepest aspirations.  Finding sanctuary leads us from the problem of busyness to a real spirituality that brings peace.

From:  Finding Sanctuary
By:  Abbot Christopher Jamison

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