“A brother came and stayed with a certain solitary and when he was leaving he said: ‘Forgive me, Father, for I have broken in upon your Rule.’ But the hermit replied, saying: ‘My Rule is to receive you with hospitality and to let you go in peace.'”

– Thomas Merton, The Wisdom of the Desert, 51.


  1. There is more to this tiny treasure of wisdom than meets the eye. I especially like the message as well as it’s subtle humor given the name of this web site.
    Thank you Fr.Mike for breaking the Silence !


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