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Father Arthur Poulin, Monk, Priest, and Artist

Berkeley, California

Father Arthur Poulin is a Camaldolese monk, priest, and artist living at Incarnation Monastery, Berkeley, California. He holds a degree in fine arts from Loyola University. His paintings echo the Impressionists, yet he has developed his own original style. His landscape paintings reflect the stunning beauty, harmony and unity of creation, deep values that need to be celebrated and shared today.

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Brother Bede Healey, Monk and Clinical Psychologist

Berkeley, California

Brother Bede is a monk and clinical psychologist at Incarnation Monastery. He has served in various capacities, including Professor, Hermit, Director of Religion and Psychiatry, Consultant, workshop provider, Treasurer. He has a deep interest in the intersection between psychology and Christian spirituality. Brother Bede is both a monk and a practicing licensed clinical psychologist. He offers both counseling services and spiritual direction.

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New Camaldoli Hermitage

Big Sur, California

The community in Big Sur is situated in the rugged coastal mountains overlooking the Pacific Ocean. Located on 899 acres at an elevation of 1300 feet, the Hermitage is surrounded by California chaparral, redwood, madrone, bay laurel, and an oak forest. The view is of both ocean and woods – a natural setting profoundly conducive to the contemplative way of life.

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Sacred Hermitage of Camaldoli

Tuscany, Italy

The Foreste Casentinesi are a magical place, dating back millennia, in which you can sample a piece of the ancient world. Upon its founding, Saint Romuald of Ravenna, began to reform a considerable number of convents and monasteries. The heart of this system is the first five cells where Romuald and his brothers went to follow the rules of the order: fasting, silence, and remaining in the cell.

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Hermit Fish

Santa Cruz, California

Michael Fish, a Camaldolese monk and a member of the New Camaldoli Hermitage in Big Sur California, has been granted permission to transfer his stability to his Santa Cruz home, now an official “Camaldolese Residence” – St. Romuald’s Hermitage. While remaining under the authority of the Prior, Michael is now a separate, self supporting “mini-monastery.”

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The Monastery of the Risen Christ

San Luis Obispo, California

The Monastery of the Risen Christ is a Benedictine Monastery started as a mission from Our Lady of Guadalupe Monastery, Pecos, NM, in 1987, by Fr. Ray Roh, O.S.B. Both communities have participated in the Catholic Charismatic renewal. The Monastery is located on a 40 acre ranch just outside San Luis Obispo. The Collection includes a nearly complete series of the Dove Leaflets, a book of the paintings of Fr. Stephen Odenbrett and miscellaneous articles and brochures.

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