Monastic Life: Hidden Life, Huge Role

with Fr. Andrew Mattingly

What do living in the desert and monastic life have in common? Much more than you would probably expect. In this first episode of a five part series, Fr. Andrew Mattingly explains the initial stages of monastic life in the history of the Church.

Further Resources:

  1. Online: Br. Thomas Davenport’s article More Important than Food: St. Anthony’s Advice on Prayer
  2. Online Audio: Exploring the Early Church Fathers by Dr. Michael Barber
  3. Book: The Book of the Elders by John Wortley
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Fr. Mattingly is a priest of the Diocese of Kansas City – St. Joseph, MO. He grew up in North Florida until the age of 13, when his family moved to Missouri. He entered seminary in 2008 and was ordained a priest in June 2015. He just obtained a Licentiate in Church History at the Lateran University in Rome, and is now located at a parish in his diocese. In his free time, he enjoys playing soccer and disc golf, as well as learning about and experiencing the treasury of the Catholic Church’s sacred music tradition.