Aug 22, 2021 - 21 min
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Have you ever wondered what it’s like to lead a life of abstinence? "The life of the monk is a life of longing, of not yet entirely consummated love for God. The ecstatic eroticism of the Song expresses something of the intensity of the soul’s love story with God." In this personal piece for The Point magazine, Cistercian monk Edmund Waldstein reflects on his love of God, as well as his chosen life of celibacy.