As we begin our study of the Acts we recall that it was written between 80-90 A.D. by Luke, a Syrian physician from Antioch and probable companion of Paul. Continue Reading
The annual Monastic Institute at St. John’s University, Collegeville, Minn., provides a wonderful opportunity to study and reflect deeply on Benedictine spirituality for a few days every summer. Several of us usually go. I did last summer, and I’m still thinking about it. Continue Reading
For the next several weeks, I’ll be leading a discussion group on the Acts of the Apostles at St. Maria Goretti Catholic Church in Coal Valley, Ill.
It seems easy enough to recap what we discuss here for you, too. Hope you enjoy it. Chime in if you wish!!! Continue Reading
By Sister Stefanie MacDonald, OSB
“If we take it for granted that storms will come and that at various junctures in our lives we will experience real hardship, then we can prepare ourselves to endure what comes and be ready to bounce back at the first opportunity … Storms do not last forever and even in the worst storms there are interludes of respite that enable us to catch our breath and continue the struggle.” Michael Casey, The Road to Eternal Life Continue Reading
You may recognize Sister Stefanie MacDonald, OSB (far right) from past stories and photos. She entered in 2007 and has kept a blog for the past few years about her adorable preschoolers.
Beginning this August, she has agreed to take over vocation ministry, so she will be your Benedictine guide.
You’ll love her openness, humor, gentleness and willingness to be there for you. Here’s your first chance to get to know her a bit! Continue Reading
I have looked away, and kept silence, I have said nothing, holding myself in … (Isaiah 42:14)
We prayed this verse at Lauds recently, and it’s been on my mind ever since.
It’s funny at how you can say a phrase in prayer over and over for 7 years without thinking twice about it … until one day it stands out.
Definitely a God moment. Continue Reading