Benedictine Oblates tend not to be computer people. We are not particularly excited by the possibilities of our technological age. We generally prefer books in print. Prayer in quiet times and places is preferable in the main to surfing the internet. A walk, in almost any weather, is preferable to sitting at a computer, which [...]
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Here are some reflections by oblate Bruce B — very fitting for a time of year when we reflect on how we most want to live our lives, especially regarding how our spirituality might inform the shape of our work lives: There was a time when I worked 60-90 hrs a week and a couple [...]
More reflections from Cynthia — nourishment for any new or reaffirmed resolutions we might consider as we approach a New Year in the middle of our Christmas celebrations of God’s incarnation. Here is Cynthia’s experienced wisdom about how to keep perspective and a sabbath sensibility, even when work responsibilities threaten to knock us out of [...]
Cynthia, an oblate, shared the following about how she understands the Rule’s chapter on caring for utensils — by meditating on what utensils are employed in her own work: “My experience as an oblate has taught me what my ‘utensils’ of work are. My work is widely varied due to the roles I fill as [...]
Having turned in grades yesterday after a semester that kept me at a steady trot, I’m ready to enter the remainder of the season of Advent with more space for reflection than an evening devotional I do with my companion.
Hi Everyone, Here is another reflection on the Beatitudes by Oblate Linda Jani. Please email yours to me if you wish to post it here! 1. Blessed are they who are not attached to things or results, they shall live in God’s freedom.