‘I took an internship at a monastery’ – BBC News
‘I took an internship at a monastery’ – BBC News ‘I took an internship at a monastery’ – BBC NewsI’M just a very normal guy. I didn’t come here because I’m particularly eccentric or unsuited to kind of modern, Cosmopolitan life. I came here for a number of reasons. I’M a practicing Catholic and my face means the world to me, but I am to all appearances and in reality I hope. straightforward young man, I’m a pub frequenter coming to be a monk places to explore. That is don’t say we offer the options to take that. I’M to find some sort of stable points in one’s life for a couple of months, it’s very similar to student remix, very simple and has everything that you need and it’s a very quiet except it’s a very approximate location to the bell tower, which means you’ll, never Oversleep, the first office of the day, a reading, is a a key item on the monastic menu. It’S basic place, but it’s it’s more than sufficient for what you need and it fits in with the kind of way of life that’s being encouraged of trying to live. As simply as possible, one can be confronted with our boredom or despondency, but the goal is to work through that and to get a little bit of the taste of the quality of the silent switch. The monks and joy not constantly pulled aside by various things, whether it’s television, your phone digging off, there’s a way to just be stripped of a number of cares that would pull your distraction and attention away Tibet one can focus on what ones doing always entirely. Is the time of prayer prayer office, it’s possible to have a romantic or unrealistic view of when I Supply phone? It’S not what you know and what sort of person are you awake by your skills is to new really want to do this. We don’t expect people to have a particular interest affiliation or any particular anything just to understand already. This must be something like this time that I’ve been at the Abbey they make us happy ready, but being here, I suppose it is most identical to the happiness you have from having children is another generation learning the things that you value you passing it on. There’S a freshness and two challenge rule in the perspective, so they bring. I come back to it almost like a someone comes to physician every few months to get my my dude ice, I had to taught me outfit for a little while again In this fast-paced world, rife with distractions, there’s an opportunity for religious young people to “establish a lasting spiritual foundation” for their lives.
An eight-week monastic internship is available to 18 to 25-year-olds at Quarr Abbey, a Catholic Benedictine Monastery on the Isle of Wight.
Josh Caminiti, a 23-year-old from Canada, who is about to start a new job as a business consultant in London, took part in the programme and told the BBC about his experience.
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