Welcome to New Camaldoli Hermitage!
The life of a Camaldolese monk centers on the seeking union with God following the dictates of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, in union with the Catholic Church, through the ancient but ever new monastic heritage of Saint Benedict as enriched by Saint Romuald. This life radiates outward in various rhythms, involving him in solitude and community, silence and fraternal encounter, prayer and work, study and recreation. He is dedicated to the love and praise of God in the bond of fraternal charity.
Watch the video above to experience the majestic beauty of the Hermitage and the Big Sur coast for yourself.
The community in Big Sur is situated in the rugged coastal mountains overlooking the Pacific Ocean. Located on 899 acres at an elevation of 1300 feet, the Hermitage is surrounded by California chaparral, redwood, madrone, bay laurel, and an oak forest. The view is of both ocean and woods – a natural setting profoundly conducive to the contemplative way of life.
What’s Happening At the Hermitage!
Fr. Cyprian Consiglio
From a recent review featured in the July issue of Listen, the newsletter from Spiritual Directors International.
“Consiglio seeks integration and reverence for all aspects of being human: body, soul, and spirit. Offering an excellent philosophical framework in his new book, Consiglio explores the problems a dualistic understanding of the world creates through the broad concepts of the work of Sri Aurobindo Ghose (1872-1950), an English-educated Indian from Calcutta, and Pierre Teilhard de Chardin (1881-1955), a French Jesuit priest, paleontologist, theologian, and author.
The chapters in Part 1, “The Problem of Dualism”; “Axial Consciousness and the Darshanas”; “Aurobindo, Teilhard, and the Second Axial Consciousness”; and “Incarnational Theology” sound dense. However, the text is concise, compelling, and thought-provoking, offering the reader a framework to respond to the question, Who am I? with a fundamental shift to trust the body and the human-divine relationship.”