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Monastic Vows – Christine Valters Paintner

April 7, 2020

“In the Benedictine tradition, monks would take three vows: stability, conversion, and obedience. Stability on one level is a commitment to staying with the same community and monastery for their entire lives. But on another level it is about not running away from things.”

 Christine Valters Paintner, PhD,The Wisdom of the Body: A Contemplative Journey to Wholeness for Women

Can you respond to the call of the monk to stay in the “cell”—one’s own experience—and remain there, fully present?

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