Benjamin Mann

Benjamin Mann


Benjamin Mann is a Byzantine Catholic, former atheist, and incurable philosopher, with experience in journalism, speechwriting, and monasticism. He published a short autobiographical book, “Shouting Through the Water,” in 2014 (available as a free download at, and is preparing a sequel reflecting on his post-monastic life. His current interests center on the integration of psychology and meditation within a traditional Christian framework


A Faith Connected to Everything


Christmas: If it’s not true, forget it!


Do Not Be Afraid of Silence

Ordinariness of Monasticism

The Ordinariness of Monasticism

Enigma of Life

Remaining Alive to the Enigma of Life

personal hell

A Glimpse of Heaven in My Personal Hell

Shouting Through The Water

‘Shouting Through The Water’: A Story of Strength in Weakness

reading news

The Day I Stopped Reading the News

Art of Presence

Gadgets, Distractions, and the Art of Presence

Buddhism and Catholicism

Buddhism & the ‘Conversion’ Before my Conversion