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

Finding Release from the Fear of Loneliness

Married Clergy, Monastic Celibacy: The Eastern Balance

Your Vocation is Not About You

Eternal Revolution, Not “Old Time Religion”

The Cross and the Drug Culture

The Blessings of Religious Burnout

Building A Culture of Openness to God

A Fate Worse than Persecution

My Unconscious Search for God

An Unusual Road to Monasticism