Advent with A Kempis XVII

Chapter 17: The Monastic Life

“It is no small matter to live in a monastery…”

Blessed is the pilgrim

With monk’s habit and tonsured head

Blessed is the fool who seeks

To suffer and not to spend

To be tried and to be gold

Blessed are the exiled

For no one can remain here

And there is no peace apart from striving

To be the least of all

(Thomas A Kempis)

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