Archive for April, 2017

  1. The hidden face of jealousy

    On Sundays, whenever I can, I go to mass at the cathedral of the small and charming village located at the foot of the mountain that shelters the monastery. On that day, in his sermon, the priest warned about what he considered a trivialization of love relationships, as, according to him, people would not work […]

  2. The law of cycles

    The Old Man, as we affectionately called the oldest monk of the monastery, had been invited to deliver a lecture at a university. At that time, I was the disciple assigned to accompany him. At the end of the lecture, as usual, he had to answer a variety of questions. His approach to the different […]

  3. Punishment beyond the sentence

    Whenever I had to go to the small and charming village located at the foot of the mountain that is home to the monastery, I would not miss the chance to visit Loureiro, the elegant shoemaker, who loved books and wines. Mending leather was his trade; sewing ideas, his art. Not always I could find […]

  4. The enchantment of rituals

    That was a sluggish morning. It was the last day of the year and I followed the New Year’s celebration in different parts of the world on the Internet. All the newspapers had the same news. Laziness and foul mood were ingrained in my guts. After breakfast, the Old Man, as we affectionately called the […]