You are designed to “be perfect as the Heavenly Father is perfect” (Mat 5:34).  But that’s impossible.  You are designed “to pray without ceasing” (1 Thess 5:17). But how?  The ancient monks of the Egyptian Desert discovered a long-forgotten—and surprisingly easy—way to do both.

Augustine Wetta is a monk of Saint Louis Abbey in Saint Louis Missouri. He has two degrees in Theology from Oxford University, a BA in Ancient Mediterranean Civilizations from Rice University, and an MA in English from Middlebury College. For twenty years, he has taught English, Classics, and Theology at the Priory School, in Saint Louis, Missouri, where he also coached rugby and served as Director of Chaplaincy.  In 2019, he was named a Portsmouth Institute Senior Fellow.  He sits on the board of Love One Another Ministries, and The Parent Network of Catholic High Schools. He is the author of Humility Rules: Saint Benedict’s Twelve-Step Guide to Genuine Self-Esteem, The Eighth Arrow, a fantasy prison break set in Dante’s Inferno, and Saving Grace, an illustrated children’s book about a three-legged turtle.