The Beard and Virtue via The Catholic Dormitory

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The Hound has published some especially well-executed research and insightful interpretation on both the modern physiognomy and historical significance of beard growth over at The Catholic Dormitory.  We highly recommend the read to all The Center’s students and faculty, but claim neither affiliation nor endorsement of any religious content printed therein in any official capacity.  Theological inclinations notwithstanding, we find this portion, in particular, provides a quite thoughtful glimpse into the struggle all Beardivists face at one time or another:

The solution is to grow a beard if you believe it is what God is calling you to do. Look at your life and say, “will facial hair help me in a virtues life?  or will it scandalize those around me and lead them away from the light of Christ? if my beard is not so glorious will it increase my humility? or if my beard is glorious will it fill my pride?”

Please do read on at The Hound’s The Beard and Virtue.


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2 responses to “The Beard and Virtue via The Catholic Dormitory

  1. As it stands today, I’ve been an amateur lumberjack, a professional warrior, and an amateur badass. And I’m officially two months into an 18-month beard growing commitment. That being said, I don’t expect to ever be mentioned by Forbes, much less make it to a top 100 list.

  2. Brother Duncan,

    Though many men may grow beards, there is only one man who can grow your beard. Let not the pursuits of others, or the media’s preoccupation thereof, dissuade you from following your chin. Beard on, good sir.


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