from ONE

Relevant or Relic?
by Peter Lemieux
(From ONE magazine November 2010)
Monastic life in Ethiopia faces an uncertain future

Saga of a Saint
by Sergei Bassehes
(From CNEWA WORLD September – October 2001)
Did a young monk know that by following his faith he would leave his mark on history?

Awe, Giddiness and Privation: The Monasteries of Meteora
text and photos by George Martin
(From Catholic Near East September – October 1995)
High above the Thessalian Plain, the monasteries of Meteora provide spiritual havens for contemplation and communion.

One Man’s Way of Peace in Lebanon
text and photos by Marilyn Raschka
(From Catholic Near East Spring 1989)
Retreating to a life of prayer in Lebanon also means being a missionary. At least Pere Antonious can still insist that his picture not be taken.

Climbing John’s Ladder
by Brian Elderson
(From Catholic Near East Summer 1987)
A spiritual guide for seventh-century monks continues to offer its timeless wisdom to those who follow Christ.

Serbia’s Medieval Monasteries – Beauty Draped in Frescoes
text and photos by Margot Granitsas
(From Catholic Near East Magazine Spring 1986)
The ancient monasteries of Serbia and their historic frescoes preserve a culture and faith buried under centuries of change.

“I Have Given You an Example”
by Rev. Thomas W. Goodhue
(From Catholic Near East Magazine Spring 1985)
The washing of feet has evolved from a menial task to a symbolic, holy gesture.

Light From the East
by Rev. Romanos V. Russo
(From Catholic Near East Magazine Summer 1981)
Two missionary brothers, St. Cyril and St. Methodius, introduced the Slavic people to Christianity.

Monasticism: Gift From the East
by Charles A. Frazee
(From Catholic Near East Magazine Spring 1981)
Monasticism in the West developed from the ancient traditions of the Eastern monks.

The Many Faces of Ethiopia
by Rev. Terrence J. Mulkerin
(From Catholic Near East Magazine Summer 1979)
With its ancient, layered history, Ethiopia remains a land of many cultures and peoples.

from Blog Content

Picture of the Day: Preparing the Feast
An Ethiopian monk enjoys a lunch of injera and shiro in Tullo Gudo Island, Ethiopia. (photo: Sean Sprague)

A Sister Shares "Sacred Images of the Unseen”
ONE contributor Andreea Câmpeanu shares details of her meeting with Sister Eliseea Papacioc.

The Death of a Pope
Shenouda III, pope of Alexandria and patriarch of the See of St. Mark, died on Saturday, 17 March.

Picture of the Day: Armenia's Flourishing Faithful
The Soorp Badarak, or Divine Liturgy, is celebrated daily by the Mekhitarist community of Armenian Catholic monks. (photo: Onnik Krikorian)

The Trappist Nuns of Syria: A "Sign of Hope"
An Italian news site this week takes a look at a group of Trappist nuns who have established a monastery in Syria -- and, despite the violence and war around them, are determined to stay.

Picture of the Day: What’s the Buzz?
The sisters at St. Mary Monastery in Bediani keep bees to supplement their income. (photo: Justyna Mielnikiewicz)

Picture of the Day: A Modern Synthesis
Hieromonk Nykanor preaches from the iconostasis of the 17th-century Church of St. Michael the Archangel in Lviv. (photo: Ivan Babichuk)

Picture of the Day: Monastic Grace
Armenian Apostolic sisters garden outside the seventh-century St. Gayane Church in Etchmiadzin. (photo: Armineh Johannes)