POSITRACTION: Some Christians Choose a Life Apart

2017-Feb-26

In Depth 
The Saturday Essay
Wary of Modern Society, Some Christians Choose a Life Apart
Longing to lead more religious lives—and wary of the wider culture—a growing number of traditional Christians are creating their own small communities
By Ian Lovett | Photographs by Max Whittaker/Prime for The Wall Street Journal
Updated Feb. 17, 2017 11:42 a.m. ET

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When the first few monks arrived in Hulbert, Okla., in 1999, there wasn’t much around but tough soil, a creek and an old cabin where they slept as they began to build a Benedictine monastery in the Ozark 

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[JR: Worth a read. Wish I could share a link but it’s behind the WSJ paywall. Worth a trip to the library. The essence is that even some Catholics are withdrawing from the secular society and clustering together. Not sure if this is the greatest idea, but I can well understand it. Perhaps, this may save Holy Mother Church in the USA. Reminds me of when I went to Catholic Schools and had the support of others.]

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