The City above the Mountain
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Dear reader, I have to warn you: if you, as I imagine, are a faithful Catholic, belonging to Holy Mother Church, the pages that follow will provoke in you a profound disturbance. The author puts his finger in a sad and shocking wound.
In the course of the bimillenary history of Christianity, more than once it has happened that the contemplative monastic life was under attack by the part of hostile forces. Now, however, for the first time, the attack comes explicitly from the inside of the very Church, even from its leadership. It is an attack that takes place, in the name of a poorly understood concept of “renewal”.
Francis Templar is an American monk who lives in concealment, penance and prayer in an ancient foundation monastery. He deeply studied the Fathers of the Church Fathers and Ecumenical Councils.