"Sit at home as in paradise": The Rule of St Romuald and the Terror of Perpetual Prayer

The Rule of St. Romuald is brief. I first encountered it at the New Camaldoli Hermitage on Big Sur, where it was printed on a little piece of cardstock and circulated among all the guests on retreat.

Sit in your cell as in paradise.

Put the whole world behind you and forget it.

Watch your thoughts like a good fisherman watching for fish.

The path you must …

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