Benjamin Mann

Benjamin Mann


Benjamin Mann is a Byzantine Catholic, former atheist, and incurable philosopher. From 2013 to 2015, he spent 11 months with the community of Holy Resurrection Monastery, before leaving to pursue the alternative possibilities of the "new monasticism." Along with his contributions to Catholic Exchange and the Catholic World Report, he has published a short autobiographical book entitled "Shouting Through the Water" (available as a free download at

Married Clergy Monastic Celibacy

Married Clergy, Monastic Celibacy: The Eastern Balance

Your Vocation is Not About You

Your Vocation is Not About You

Eternal Revolution

Eternal Revolution, Not “Old Time Religion”

Drug Culture and the Cross

The Cross and the Drug Culture

Religious Burnout

The Blessings of Religious Burnout

Openness to God

Building A Culture of Openness to God

Worse than Persecution

A Fate Worse than Persecution

unconscious search for God

My Unconscious Search for God

Road to Monasticism

An Unusual Road to Monasticism

Myths About Relativism

Two Big Myths About Relativism