What is this feeling? John Cassian, a monk and theologian wrote in the early 5th century about an ancient Greek emotion called acedia. A mind “seized” by this emotion is “horrified at where ...
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They’re already old news. Which is why I was struck last week by an article a friend shared about a word I had never heard: acedia. It means a lack of care stemming from dejection ...
Yesterday, Susan Greene sent you a note about the feeling of acedia during this season of pandemic, protest and election. The word describes a feeling of melancholy, born in this case of isolation ...
“Structurally Induced Acedia.” L.M. Sacasas reflects on what happens when information is no longer bound to a particular place: Before the advent of electronic media, the limits associated with being ...
If you’re reading this article because you’re distracting yourself from something that needs to be done, you might be struggling with something called acedia. On March 2, just before the ...
Ho 8:7) of the ethically dissolute despots we too frequently deserve. Our apathy–our acedia (CCC #2733)–has led to moral and political atrophy, and we will, indeed, pay the price and bear the burden ...
In a cross-sectional survey among 626 Adventists, we investigated their perception of spiritual dryness, and its association with indicators of Acedia, well-being and emotional exhaustion. Women, ...
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Can't say I felt better after my trip to Deadwood, so I moved on to other distractions, including the recollection of something I'd written during a not dissimilar day-after-election state of ...
And indeed there does. In the age of McCarrick we Catholics can be excused perhaps for having a certain creeping acedia and a demoralized defeatism. The Church, in one sense, is filthy and corrupt ...