Kindness - Universal Life Church Monastery
February 13th, 2014

  “This is my simple religion. There is no need for temples; no need for complicated philosophy. Our own brain, our own heart is our temple; the philosophy is kindness.” -Dalai Lama Kindness is an ethical characteristic that includes pleasant … Continue reading

Virtue of Patience
February 3rd, 2014

“A man who is a master of patience is master of everything else.” -George Savile Patience is the ability to preserve and endure in the face of delay, provocation, and difficult circumstances. It is the level of endurance one can … Continue reading

Diligent Monks - ULC Monastery
January 29th, 2014

“He who labors diligently need never despair; for all things are accomplished by diligence and labor.” – Menander Diligence refers to careful and persistent work or effort. The diligent carry a zealous yet careful nature in their actions. They have … Continue reading

Yin Yang Temperance - Universal Life Church Monastery
January 9th, 2014

Temperance is control over excess and over-indulgence. As such, it has many applications in Chastity, Humility, Prudence, and other areas that involve restraining impulse. Since Temperance is related to many other virtues, it is considered one of the four cardinal … Continue reading

A man donates his shoes to homeless girl
December 6th, 2013

  “Gentleness, self-sacrifice and generosity are the exclusive possession of no one race or religion.” -Mahatma Gandhi Virtuous Charity is a sense of love and kindness towards all others. It is considered the ultimate perfection of human spirit because it both … Continue reading

Modesty - Universal Life Church Monastery
November 19th, 2013

“‘Purity?’ they ask. And they smile. They are the ones who go on to marriage with worn-out bodies and disillusioned souls.” – St. Josemaria Escriva In this day and age, when someone hears about Chastity they may think of abstinence, … Continue reading

October 8th, 2013

“They are forever free who renounce all selfish desires and break away from the ego-cage of ‘I’, ‘me’, and ‘mine’ to be united with the Lord. This is the supreme state.”-Bhagavad Gita Humility, or being humble, is being respectful, submissive, … Continue reading