This Summer has been very full. We have accompanied our Sr Godelieve in her transitus to Eternal Life.
We have opened a new Welcome Center for our Retreatants, Guests and Visitors
We have been graced by the teaching, deep spirituality, and wisdom of two Dominicans, Fr. Michael Dodds, OP and Sr. Barbara Green, OP.
I ask of You this day, the grace to become a servant and to give my life here as a ransom for peace as a ransom for life. Jesus, draw me into Your joy of crucified love.
(Fr.Christophe, martyr/monk of Atlas, Algiers, quoted in How Far to Follow? Bernardo Olivera, OCSO)
Since junior high when we studied medieval Europe I had felt drawn to monasteries. I entered an Active teaching order when I turned 18 and there became interested in the House of Prayer Movement....
Wednesday of the Twenty-Fourth Week in Ordinary Time
Readings of the DayRB: 4:1-21 The Tools for Good WorksMass: 1 Tm 3:14-16; Resp Ps 111; Lk 7:31-35
How great are the works of the Lord!
Today begins four days of reading from one my favorite chapters of the Holy Rule of St Benedict, Ch 4, "The Tools for Good Works". Please read along with us this week. It is a good place to begin today's reflection especially since St Benedict begins the chapter in this way: "First of all, love the Lord God with ...