In a time when it is difficult for the laity to find a solid example of what their baptismal calling entails, we look to the monks and nuns as the example par excellence.
The list of conference speakers includes Dom Alcuin Reid, Father Dwight Longenecker, Dr. Ralph Martin, Gregory DiPippo, Sam Guzman and several bishops
Monasteries uphold the domestic church, and the domestic church is illuminated by the monasteries.
If Catholics want marriages and the priesthood to be renewed, then we need a vigorous revival of monastic life.
“This kind of life has the glory of God as its only aim.”
The spiritual benefit of visiting an Eastern Catholic monastery like Duchovny Dom is incalculable.
“Indeed it is appropriate and useful that men who carry out a truly diaconal ministry in the Church, whether in its liturgical and pastoral life or whether in its social and charitable works, should ... be made more fruitful through the sacramental grace of the diaconate." (CCC 1571)