Please pray for a dear friend who enetered monastic life on the feast of the Assumption. He is finding it very difficult to adjust.
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I hope he doesn't get too discouraged. I am a lay oblate of St. Benedict. I have found a great deal of peace at the few monasteries I have visited. though I know these are just visits, I often wish to keep the peace I gain from a day in contemplation for longer. Then, I come home and back to a hectic life, in a world that is more and more lacking in good direction. I am thankful for my monastic friends.It is like having my compass reset to True North.
I've always felt an attraction to monaqsteries, but I didn't know it was a monastery that I desired. It's almost like being thirsty for the first time and finding water by accident.I will pray for your friend.
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