Readings of the day: RB 21Mass: Ephesians 2:19-22; Resp. Psalm 19; Luke 6:12-16 JESUS WENT UP THE MOUNTAIN TO PRAY,AND HE SPENT THE NIGHT IN PRAYER TO GOD.The TransfigurationThis is what praying is: opening the door to the Lord, so that he can
Readings of the day: RB 4:1-21Mass: 1 Timothy 2:1-8; Psalm 28; Luke 7:1-10
Today and for the next three days we are immersed in one of the longest chapters of the Holy Rule; a favorite of mine, namely, Chapter Four, “The Tools for Good Works.” In this chapter, Saint
Benedict provides what one translator calls, “Guidelines for Chris
What would be a way to
celebrate St. Bernard today in this 21st century? Perhaps one way is to ponder: what would he strive to be in the sight of God and what would he call his brother monks to be?
Or, what did Bernard so often refer to in his teaching, which forms the essential framework of his monastic theology? It can be de
The following article appeared in the Santa Rosa Diocese publication North Coast Catholic
There is a walking trail on the monastery’s property that winds along
the bank of the Mattole River – up and down gentle ravines and through running creeks. The river bank is fortified by the roots of giant redwoods and the water is crystal clear.
Occasionally we see fish