Concepts create idols; only wonder grasps anything. - St Gregory of Nyssa

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Wolves in Yellowstone

Basic principles of "permaculture" elegantly , and remarkably, exhibited when the wolves were reintroduced to Yellowstone.




Monday, October 6, 2014

Mount Athos

"The depth of their devotion defies description."

I had never seen this 60 Minutes segment about Mount Athos. I discovered it in a comment on Fr Stephen Freeman's blog, Glory to God for All Things.

"We didn't understand the words; we really didn't have to."

Watch part 1:


"Kyrie eleison, kyrie eleison, kyrie eleison..."

Watch part 2:

" Holiness seemed to seep from the very stones."



"What I am talking about is the art of salvation."

"The first thing a monk does is embrace and love death."

Friday, October 3, 2014