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The Problem With Death

“The worst is death, and death will have his day.”  (Shakespeare, “Richard II”)

We are living in a culture where random psychotic violence has become alarmingly endemic. 2,511 more words

Spiritual Reflection

How Others Have Become A Blessing To Us And A Part Of The Parkland Worker

There are many different ways in which people can become an integral part of what we do here: friends, donors, retreatants, workers, short-term residents, and… 1,129 more words

Knowing without Knowing

I was struck by her confidence as she sat across from me talking about college, life and faith. Emily had spent her entire life, all 20 years, in Catholic schools – from kinder through postsecondary  and she knew a few things.  216 more words

Benedictine, The Rule Of St. Benedict, Monastic Life, Oblates

Benedictine Work and Human Dignity

Besides some excerpts from the Rule in history class, my first introduction to St Benedict was Esther de Waal, Seeking God: The Way of St Benedict… 154 more words


In Memoriam, Albin F. Franks, C.P.A.

In Memory of My Father, Albin

November 2, 2017

Dad and I in Quebec City @ 2010

In the magazine, Commonweal, Professor Charles Taylor says that “the greatest crisis around death is the death of someone we love.” 501 more words

St. Procopius Abbey

Where Will Love Take Me Today?

I have no idea where I got this, but I am fascinated with this saying:  The challenge of sainthood is to go where love takes me. 226 more words

St. Benedict

A Francis Option?

By Craig McElvain

Why “Benedict” ?

Being a student of history, I find myself in total harmony with author Rod Dreher’s sense that the church must pull back from our current cultural milieu if it is to survive in post-modern America. 870 more words

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