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Saturday, February 26, 2011

Conversation with a Benedictine Monk

This is a fascinating interview with Brother Giles Conacher, OSB, Prior of Pluscarden Abbey in Moray, Scotland.  Pluscarden is a Benedictine monastery and the only medieval monastery in Britain still inhabited by monks that is used for its original purpose.

The conversation provides an insight into the life of a monk, the Benedictine charism,  monasticism, and Conacher's thoughts about early Christianity, technology, time, clocks and western thought.  The interview was conducted by Alan Macfarlane, who taught in the Department of Social Anthropology, Cambridge University, and is now Emeritus Professor of Anthropological Science and a Life Fellow of King's College, Cambridge.


Caroline said...

Thank you so much for this. What a treasure. As a new oblate I am always hungry to learn more of the
Benedictine's I have come to love.

Caroline said...

Thanks much for posting this. What a treat. As a new obalte of St Benedict, I'm always hungry to know and learn more about the treasure of this order.

benedict said...

He is actually not a brother but a priest and is now the prior of a dependant monastery in Ghana called Kristo Buase (Christ in the Rocks).