The Desert Father Meets a Psychotherapist

Was Evagrius of Pontus perhaps one of the first psychotherapists? My interest in the Church Fathers’ understanding of the human psyche began with reading The Rule of St. Benedict during my last year at St. John Vianney Theological Seminary in Denver. The Rule illustrated the way in which Benedict wanted the monks in his monasteries … Read more

This Present Sadness

As I write this, the weather is gray and cold. It has been raining for what feels like forever, but is more accurately about a week. I miss the summer. I miss a lot of things, and people, when October rolls around. It seems to be a month made for melancholy. Perhaps it is because … Read more