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I have ascended to the highest in me, and look! The Lord is towering above that. In my curiosity I have descended to explore my lowest depths, yet I found God even deeper. If I looked outside myself, I saw God stretching beyond the furthest I could see; and if I looked within, God was yet further within. Then I knew the truth of what I had read, "In God we live and move and have our being."  

—Bernard of Clairvaux, Cistercian, 12th Century

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July 03, 2022
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Summer Interns

Summer Interns have arrived!  We are hosting three young women in June and July and two more in August.  The women come from different backgrounds and educations: this summer, several interns have come to us from divinity schools around the country.  At Redwoods, they participate in a different sort of school, a schola caritas (school of charity), as our founding Cistercian fathers of the 11th century called monastic life.

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Monastic Internship Program

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Every journey is a liminal space, an in-between time, spanning where I am now and where I hope to end up.  While a journey often involves some physical travel, a meaningful journey is accompanied by a displacement of a habitual dispositions and mindsets, while engaging an inner dimension.   ...

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Lectio Divina
August 10, 2022

Feast of Saint Lawrence

Saint: Saint Lawrence, Deacon, Martyr (-258)

Readings of the Day

Rule of Saint Benedict: Ch 57 The Artisans of the Monastery 

Mass: 2 Cor 9:6-10; Resp Ps 112; Jn 12:24-26

The upright generation shall be blessed.
MARY, QUEEN OF PEACE,HEART OF MARY, TABERNACLE OF GOD INCARNATION,PRAY FOR US.
Whoever sows bountifully will also reap bountifully.(2 Cor 9:6)
So that in all things God ...

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