lördag 23 januari 2010

Religious extremism

St Hugh's Charterhouse
There is an alert about threats of terrorism from religious extremists. The picture above is of a notorious hotbed of religious extremism in Sussex. Known as St Hugh's, it is seemingly peaceful and innocent, but do not be fooled. It is occupied by Catholic monks belonging to the Carthusian order, who take the teaching of the Catholic church to an extreme and live lives of great austerity, devoting most of their time to prayer. Beware.

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Laurence England sa...

Frigtening people. We could build a detention centre on the Isle of Man?

Physiocrat sa...

The Carthusians would probably find it too luxurious but would carry on as usual, They would just welcome any hardships as an opportunity and a privilege to be able to share their sufferings with Christ.

In Elizabethan times lot of Jesuits were imprisoned, which they found very congenial for the Spiritual Exercises. Jesuit priests set up lay communities in places like Clink Prison.

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