TAN Direction Episode 8 – The Imitation of Christ: The Supreme Good

Episode 8 – The Imitation of Christ: The Supreme Good

True happiness seems to be more and more elusive in modern life. Maybe it’s because we’ve forgotten the wisdom offered in a book written almost 600 years ago.

Christ says to his disciple in The Imitation of Christ, “My son, I must be thy chief and last end if thou desire to be truly happy. But this intention of yours shall be purified, which too often is irregularly bent upon thyself and created things. For if in anything you seek yourself, you presently faint away from yourself and grow dry, refer therefore all things principally to Me for it is I who have given thee all. Consider everything as flowing from the supreme good and therefore they must all be returned to Me as to their origin.”

Episode 8 of The Commentaries dives into Book Three of The Imitation of Christ, chapters 7-12.

Meet Your Host

Fr. Robert Nixon, OSB, is a monk of the Abbey of the Most Holy Trinity, New Norcia, Western Australia. There he serves as Director of the Institute for Benedictine Studies. He is a retreat master and liturgist. His interests include Medieval Latin literature, especially the lives of the saints.

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