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Is It O.K. to Panic Now?

We’re now mere days away from the most unconventional presidency in living memory, with all its bravado, spite, Twitterphilia and border walls. Some of you might be thinking the Mexican side of that wall is looking more appealing by the minute. 905 more words

Faith And Life

Photo: Monastery Immaculate Conception

Castle on the Hill, the home of the Sisters of St. Benedict in Ferdinand, Indiana, September 2016

Hoosier Odds And Ends

Always, we begin again.

“Always we begin again.” –St. Benedict

I just started my 41st semester of teaching. I love the “beginning again” that comes with the teaching profession. Two of my favorite things about teaching are discovering new ways to share the love of learning with students and the chance to start the next semester with a clean slate. 622 more words

Benedictine Spirituality

Benedictine Spirituality, Hospitality...and My Favorite Monks

I’m not sure how it really started, that I call the monks of Christ the King Priory “My Favorite Monks”, but I’ve been calling them that for several years now. 1,087 more words

Benedictine Spirituality

Listening to the Questions that Emerge in our Silence

Working at an inner-city high school makes it difficult to experience moments of pure silence. My classroom is directly situated by a main avenue, providing my students with an intermittent soundtrack that includes police sirens, reggaeton blasting out of car windows, and disgruntled Newarkers berating the person at the other end of a phone call. 1,677 more words

Christmas Reflection: Receiving and Responding to the Word

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.  All things came into being through him, and without him not one thing came into being. 

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Contemplative Prayer