Considering the pervasive societal darkness and rapid collapse of moral law around us, the laity are faced with a deep need of ‘finding refuge.’ Whether or not we are aware of pondering it, interiorly, a question is there.
How was the flame of faith fostered in the Dark Ages other than intentional areas of refuge committed to the preservation of Christianity?
I don’t have to regurgitate the concept of ‘The Benedict Option’ to readers here, whom I presume are familiar with the historical significance of the Benedictines protecting the faith for the future of the Church. It is important to note two key lessons that should be at the forefront of our discernment when praying about a potential migration for your family. That is prudence and providence or, put another way, obedience and abandonment.