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Nevertheless She Persisted

In January she watched as women’s marches took over downtowns around the world, complete with pink pussy hats and witty posters and various sorts of ideological disagreements. 613 more words

Spiritual

Norcia - recovering from the quake

The beautiful city of Norcia, in the mountains in the east of Umbria, suffered terribly in the earthquake in 2016, and remains scarred.  In St Benedict’s Square, what remains of the his Basilica is held up by scaffolding, and next to it the beautiful tower of the town hall is dangerously cracked and bound together. 59 more words

Earthquake

Daily Riches: A World Without Mirrors ... Or Gravity (Rebecca Solnit, Isak Dinesen, St. Benedict, Søren Kierkegaard)

“To be a person is to have a story to tell.” Isak Dinesen

“Listen and attend with the ear of your heart.” St. Benedict

“I finally became completely silent. 435 more words

Awareness

Nothing Lasts Forever

Nothing lasts forever;

No one lives forever.

Keep that in mind, and love.*

These words have danced through my head all spring. For the last few months, almost a dozen friends and family have experienced a traumatic, life changing event. 490 more words

Culture

Why I always begin again (and again)

“The sun comes up and we start again. The sun comes up and we start again… Be here now.” Mason Jennings sang me to wake this morning with words that I needed to hear and carry with me today. 520 more words

Becoming

The Benedict Option

The Benedict Option is a New York Times Bestseller that has been described as the “most discussed and most important religious book of the decade.”1 When it was published, it set off a firestorm of dialogue among Christians; you need only google “Benedict Option” to find an abundance of opinions and reviews, both glowing and critical. 1,871 more words

Living In Truth

The Presence of the Saints

Saint Benedict, founder of the Benedictine Order, writes in his Rule:

When the novice is to be received, he comes before the whole community in the oratory and promises stability, fidelity to monastic life, and obedience.

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Inner Life