We are pilgrims on a journey. What do I have to offer to my sister pilgrims?
Monthly Archive for October, 2009
Yesterday was quite windy. A very fallish day with crispness in the wind. I was sitting in a gazebo (I am on my last day of retreat) right next to a wind chime. I have had the experience before of wind chimes kind of barging in on my quiet with their clanging sounds. However, this [...]
What a gorgeous day today. I believe Autumn is my favorite season. There is something that touches me when I see the bold gold and russets among the rich green. Add the deep blue sky or water and that is just about the best combination of colors. Autumn also brings the ending of richness in [...]
October 15 was our Founder’s Day, celebrating the day that our founding Sisters arrived in Nauvoo, Ill., to open a new school 135 years ago. Every year, it is a special day with special prayers as well as a festive dinner. It is always a fun day as many stories float around about Sisters from [...]
We welcomed our Oblates and Abbot Jerome Kodell for a day of prayer, sharing, presentations and reflection at the monastery yesterday. Abbot Jerome spoke to a full house. Read what he had to say about Benedict’s strategy for freedom!
This weekend I am at St. John’s Abbey, Collegeville, MN at a National Benedictine Vocation Conference. Today included very engaging presentations by Sr. Joan Chittister. She spoke quite energetically about the vitality of Benedictine life for today’s world. As she was recounting the original reasons that Benedict left Rome to begin a new way of [...]