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Day #6: Lectio Divina

If God were to speak to you right now, at this very moment, what do you think he would say?  Chances are, you would be wrong. 2,101 more words


Thoughts on the Electoral College

This will be the first part in a series on the Electoral College. As November is getting closer I thought it might be appropriate to take a look at some popular arguments for getting rid of the electoral college. 1,160 more words


Finding God in all our activities

It is important to realise that when Jesus criticises Martha in today’s Gospel (Luke 10:38-42) he isn’t saying she shouldn’t cook the dinner for him and the other guests. 831 more words


The Benedictine way: seeking God, seeking balance

Recently, I’ve been reading a book written by Esther De Waal in 1999, called “Seeking God”. The book is a summary of the Holy Rule of St Benedict, a 5th/6th Century Christian saint venerated in both Eastern and Western Churches and founder of the Benedictine Order of Monastic Life. 905 more words

Can Work Really Set You Free? (Day #1: Work as Prayer)

Work sets you free

Over the gates of the Nazi concentration camp at Auschwitz a welcome message, cast by the prisoners themselves, displayed these words.  It was an ironic, or perhaps more accurately a cynical, welcome to the newly arriving prisoners who knew what was to come.   1,868 more words


“The Lord waits for us daily to translate into action, as we should, His holy teachings.”

– St. Benedict


You Get What You Ask For

Ask, and it shall be given you – Mt 7:7

I just listened to a very interesting, and somewhat terrifying, interview (here https://athanasiuscm.org/2015/04/22/interview-008-fr-chad-ripperger-phd/ )  with Fr. 363 more words