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“ROLLING AROUND IN STINGING NETTLES – DO WE REALLY HAVE TO IMITATE THE SAINTS ALL THE WAY?”

“The types of sanctity present within the Church are varied but, howsoever numerous and whatsoever may be their characteristic, the Saints are all heroes. Though it is not always possible to imitate them – points out Cardinal Newman – they all show us the invisible world and reveal to us the way which leads to Heaven. 835 more words

Prayers For Ordinary Time

Lord, bring it to completion.

–a prayer from the prologue to the Rule of Saint Benedict

Monastery Exterior

The workers continue the demolition and construction of the monastery.  From the outside, one can observe the replacement of windows and window frames.  Where windows have been removed, some boards block the frame, but elsewhere the windows wells are left wide open for any bird or creature to find a new home.   145 more words

Daily Life

Our Domestic Monastery

“As the deer longs for streams of water, so my soul longs for you, O God. My soul thirsts for God, the living God. When can I enter and see the face of God?” … 289 more words

Catholic Mother

Eating with Benedict

As a lifelong Episcopalian and decade-long Benedictine oblate*, I should probably think about how my spirituality connects with my efforts to lose weight.  You would think I’d have done this by now, but not really.  576 more words

Eating

How to Attain Lasting Peace

“It is impossible to explain the abundance of this peace in the soul altogether given to God and seeking Him alone.” – Bl. Dom Columba Marmion… 638 more words

From Peaks to Sheep

For the past four years I’ve lived, studied and worked in the heart of the Peak District, a beautiful, scenic, area of the country. At the end of August I moved to another beautiful part of the UK, Abergavenny. 290 more words