The Consecrated Life: Generosity of the Spirit
“I put it to you we still need the religious orders. I put it to you we need monasteries. I put it to you we still need enclosed monasteries. I argue further we still need strictly enclosed monasteries because I want people who are doing nothing all day but praying like hell for me, who have my back!”
Join Fr. Brendan Kilcoyne for episode 46 of ‘The Brendan Option’ where he discusses the charism of the consecrated life and the necessity of Religious Orders.
“You could be called to a completely contemplative life which is an incredible life; to do nothing but praise God; to spend your day in manual work, in study, and in prayer; to live for God; to be the candle in front of the Tabernacle that burns to show that the Lord is present. You could be called to that.”
“It is crucial that this society have eyes that can see the stars, and that can only be done if they are cleansed through the evangelical counsels; through poverty, chastity, and obedience; through those amazing lives which give so much power and so much inspiration to the church at large.”