Legacy Posts

Urban Monks are encouraged to leave a legacy that will be promoted by the Society of Urban Monks over the years.


“. . . entrust these to faithful people who will be able

to pass them on to others also."

(2 Timothy 2.2)

Share your own legacy narrative here.

Spiritual principles to help solve social struggles with others.


By Joe Colletti

Humility can become a dynamic force when breaking from a more private notion of spirituality to a more public notion. This humble force cultivates inspiration and influence when one learns not to think less of oneself but think of oneself less.

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Spiritual practices to help solve social struggles with others.

Lectio Divina

By Joe Colletti

The art of Lectio Divina has evolved into four traditional steps for us today. The first step is reading, the second step is meditation, the third step is prayer, and the fourth step is contemplation. There are two related steps that I have added, however, that invite us to engage in further actions that will change others and ourselves. They are compassion and action.

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Give Me a Place to Stand and I will Move the World

By Joe Colletti

Bobby Kennedy quoted the Greek mathematician and engineer Archimedes as follows: “Give me a place to stand,” said Archimedes, “and I will move the world.” When I first read RFK’s quote I said wait a minute, Archimedes said “Give me a place to stand and with a lever I will move the world.” Bobby Kennedy left the words “with a lever” out of the quote. Why?

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