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Thursday, January 24, A.D. 2013
The Brethren

I hope that everyone who is coming to Washington for the March for Life has a safe and fruitful trip.

A few weeks ago, I watched The Brethren, a short documentary about Trifonov Pechengsky Monastery on Russia’s Kolsky Peninsula. It offers an intimate glimpse of the monks and their life in a small northern town.

I once had a professor who asked how the French revolutionaries could carry on about fraternité (liberté, égalité, fraternité) after they had banished le Père from their lives. How can there be brothers in the absence of a father? In this documentary, the viewer gets to see friendship that devotion to God allows and facilitates. Religion reconnects isolated souls to God and to each other. Indeed, these processes appear to be the same and simultaneous; it is what happens when we flee from the dungeon of self worship.

Posted by Joseph on Thursday, January 24, A.D. 2013
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