The importance of place (again)

Earlier on this blog, the importance of place was discussed here, here, here, here, here, and here.

I was delighted to find similar thoughts expressed in my reading of the Desert Fathers:

Syncletica said, ‘If you live in a monastic community, do not wander from place to place; if you do, it will harm you. If a hen stops sitting on the eggs she will hatch no chickens. The monk or nun who goes from place to place grows cold and dead in faith.’

She’s like a pre-modern Wendell Berry.