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Life Lessons From A Lay Hermit Who Reinvented Herself

Reinventing yourself is a particular kind of innovation and Margaret Rose Realy, Obl. OSB, knows that the process requires a deep surrender and a willingness to be surprised. 2,147 more words


St. Gertrude the Great (Bl. Schuster)

* Taken from The Sacramentary (Liber Sacramentorum): Historical and Liturgical Notes on the Roman Missal (vol. V, trans. Arthur Levelis-Marke & W. Fairfax-Cholmeley; New York: Benziger Brothers, 1930) by Blessed Ildefonso Schuster, O. S. B.

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St. Gertrude the Great

* Taken from Dom Prosper Guéranger, Abbot of Solesmes, The Liturgical Year: Time after Pentecost – Book VI (trans. Dom Laurence Shepherd; Westminster, MD: The Newman Press, 1949).

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The Abbess and the Oblate: A Father’s Funeral Remembered

The Church who, as Mother, has borne the Christian sacramentally in her womb during his earthly pilgrimage, accompanies him at his journey’s end (CCC 1683).

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Let us open our eyes to the light that comes from God, and our ears to the voice that every day calls out…”     – Rule of St. Benedict, Prologue