Category Archives: Acedia

Fighting Calculated Apathy (Acedia)

“The fathers of the early church who went out into the desert are popularly thought to have been fleeing the evils of civilization. But this is a simplification. They thought of themselves more properly as going out to fight evil. … Continue reading

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Acedia (Sloth): Seven Deadly Sins

I thought I’d share some notes I’ve collected about the seven deadly sins. After all, we are to repent when necessary. These notes are taken the whitestone journal (http://www.whitestonejournal.com/), The Catholic Encyclopedia, Phyllis Tickle’s Greed, C.S. Lewis’ Mere Christianity, Kathleen … Continue reading

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Ennui ~ Acedia or Sloth ~ A Definition

When we come to think of it, conversation between [Adam and Eve] must have been difficult . . . because they had nobody to talk about. If we exiled our neighbors permanently from our discussions, we should soon be reduced … Continue reading

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