This is just a shout out to let everyone know (i.e. anyone who is left that cares – are my
three two readers still out there?) that Reclaiming the Sacred will be set to private sometime soon.
I am not officially shutting the site down, but I do need some time to privately experiment with a few ideas that have been swirling around in my nomadic brain.
Am I enough to drive my
two one reader s mad, or what?
All I can say is thank you for putting up with me.
I appreciate your presence, and your patience, very, very much.
Before I go, I want to leave you with the following documentary (not mine) about a man who I think is just phenomenal, and who I am absolutely fascinated with (as in, can I please follow this person around like a little stray
puppy nomad and learn every little teensie tinsie thing that he knows? Please?).
His name is Fr. Lazarus, and I first found him here, in a BBC show called Extreme Pilgrim (that’s not him in the trailer still shot – that is the host):
That host should try my life for three weeks – he could call it Extreme Nomad!
Ok, ok, I am just joking (sort of).
But back to Fr. Lazarus.
Although he is a Coptic Christian, and therefore not in communion with Rome (boo!), I absolutely love all that the cave dwelling, Australian turned Egyptian, hermit of a monk (i.e. anchorite), Fr. Lazarus, is all about….except for the whole lack of communion with Rome thing – darnit!
Always a flaw somewhere…..
I have watched that show multiple times, and find in it almost everything that I love.
I am so obsessed that it has led me to make this official, public declaration:
If anyone has a spare cave precariously hanging off the side of a rocky mountain in the desert of Egypt – preferably close to one Fr. Lazarus – with a Roman Catholic Traddy priest on hand to say daily Mass, please let me know!
Please, please, please…
Well, since shameless internet begging on my low traffic website will probably not get me very far, I am going to just have to accept second best – the life of a nomad.
But if you like what you see in the video above, please check out this other (short) documentary on Fr. Lazarus, entitled The Last Anchorite:
And if you know anyone who knows him, please pass on the message that I am definitely…now accepting spare caves.
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