Over at the Slate website, there’s an interesting article about signs of a resurgence in monastic life in the United States.

“The emergence of Clear Creek and other growing monastic communities suggests there will always be young people who ask whether their devotion to God should take precedence over their own personal ambitions and even the natural desire for a family,” Harold Fickett comments in his Slate article.

Adds Fickett, “Today’s young people, who have grown up in a highly commercialized and manipulated landscape, are particularly eager to connect with a more authentic way of living.”

— Tom McFeely