The rise of monasticism in a modern world

Mount St Benedict Monastery Erie PA

"Spiritual seekers and apostolic sisters reconnect with ancient contemplative traditions" is the subhead of a new Global Sisters Report posting. "Monastic traditions — including stability, silence, community, hospitality, love of learning, and continual growth, to name a few — are speaking to this moment, and those ranging from the nonreligious to apostolic Catholic sisters are listening," writes GSR columnist Soli Solgado. Soli interviewed a number of people for her column, including Erie Benedictine Sisters Joan Chittister and Linda Romey. Katie Gordon, who lives and works with the Erie Benedictines and is a coordinator for Nuns & Nones, was also interviewed.