Sr. Veronica died peacefully last night. Read her obituary. Read the reflection written by Sister Phyllis McMurray.
Monthly Archive for April, 2009
This week I am in Beech Grove, Indiana at Our Lady of Grace Monastery and Retreat Center, attending the American Benedictine Formation Conference Symposium. There are Vocation and Formation SIsters from all across the country. Our theme “Telling the Stories, Embracing the Challenge’ is very fine.
In Christianity’s earliest community, if someone received money from their work or selling something they owned, then the money went into the community collection to be used for the needs of the whole. Special care was given to the widowed and orphans because they had no means to get money. Likewise, the community cared for [...]
The week after Easter brings out the best in Spring. I love these days when the morning has a chill and the days warm up slowly. Tips of green plants poke their heads up in my garden. Slow process this transition to Springtime.
Each year, on Holy Thursday, our Prioress and the priest share in the washing of the feet at our Holy Thursday service. First, they wash each other’s feet and then they wash the feet of others. This demonstrates the role of a Prioress in Benedictine life.
Good Friday is the most depressing day of the Liturgical Year. I always consider Good Friday lasting until the Easter Vigil on Holy Saturday. At the Monastery we have Lauds on Friday and Saturday morning with readings from the Book of Lamentation and many of the suffering, cursing Psalms. This part of the Triduum is filled with [...]