Pride - Universal Life Church Monastery
May 22nd, 2014

At last we have come to the center, the original and most serious of the seven deadly sins: Pride. “Unchastity, anger, greed, drunkenness, and all that, are mere fleabites in comparison: it was through Pride that the devil became the … Continue reading

Sloth - Universal Life Church Monastery
May 1st, 2014

What is the first thing that comes to mind when you read the word? You probably thought of a lazy person, or the animal that shares the name. It’s true that lazy people are slothful, but the true definition of … Continue reading

Greed - Universal Life Church Monastery
April 17th, 2014

“Greed is a sin against God, just as all mortal sins, inasmuch as man condemns things eternal for the sake of temporal things.” So wrote Thomas Aquinas, the immensely influential philosopher and theologian. This is an excellent summary of what … Continue reading

Wrath - Universal Life Church Monastery
April 4th, 2014

If we were to chart the timeline of our lives, how many notches would there be to mark the instances when we became angry? Sadly, too many to count or recall. In most cases, we are sorry or even ashamed … Continue reading

Envy - Universal Life Church Monastery
March 13th, 2014

Along the journey of our life we encounter people who appear to have better lives than we do. Perhaps they have more money, a more lucrative career, or a higher socioeconomic status. If we compare ourselves with them we may … Continue reading

Lust - Universal Life Church Monastery
March 6th, 2014

Lust is a feeling or emotion of intense desire. Usually associated with sexual desire, lust can take many forms including lust for knowledge, money, or power. It’s corresponding virtue is Chastity. Lust is a powerful psychological force that creates an … Continue reading

Gluttony - Universal Life Church Monastery
February 27th, 2014

“Be not among drunkards or among gluttonous eaters of meat, for the drunkard and the glutton will come to poverty, and slumber will clothe them with rags.” -Proverbs 23:20-21 Gluttony is one of the seven capital sins. The word “gluttony” … Continue reading

Seven Deadly Sins - Universal Life Church Monastery
February 19th, 2014

The seven deadly sins are a group of vices that have been used since early times to educate Christians about humanity’s tendency to sin. In the currently recognized version, the seven sins are gluttony, envy, lust, pride, sloth, greed, and … Continue reading