Benjamin Mann

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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

The Ordinariness of Monasticism

Remaining Alive to the Enigma of Life

A Glimpse of Heaven in My Personal Hell

The Day I Stopped Reading the News

Gadgets, Distractions, and the Art of Presence

Buddhism & the ‘Conversion’ Before my Conversion

The Mystique of the City: Illusory and Real