Sunday, June 21, 2009

Cloud of Unknowing
A No-Name Monk of Prayer and Love
The Cloud of Unknowing teaches us the peace that comes from learning to love.

Sometime during the last half of the 14th century, somewhere in England's East Midland area, some anonymous Carthusian monk (or priest) created one of the most enduring how-to books on prayer—The Cloud of Unknowing. His intentional anonymity illustrates his main message: Christ must become more visible as his followers grow kinder and humbler. Anonymous wants readers "sincere in their intentions to follow Christ" in love.

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  1. Hi, Alex, thanks for this link! Blessings to you and yours, Carmen

  2. Hi Carmen,

    Welcome. Have you read the book? Great stuff. Blessings

  3. Hi, Alex,

    Yes, I have, as I was blessed to read and study the Cloud book in Middle English and also translate it into Modern English. I also wrote that article to which you so kindly link, and I really appreciate your posting it on your blog! Take care!

    Blessings and peace,

    Carmen (

  4. oh dear, to have the author of the article comment on my post and not recognising and acknowledging her. A thousand apologies

  5. LOL!! It's nice to know how humbly she responds to your gaff :-) Now that is real life spirituality