Our Daily Bread

The week began with the bread of life story from Scripture at Sunday Eucharist.  It is the one where the apostles tell Jesus they have only a few loaves and fishes to feed such a large crowd gathered to hear Jesus.  In His usual calm way, Jesus simply tells the apostles to feed them.  Amazingly, all are WELL fed with plenty left. Continue Reading


Eleana visited the Benedictine Sisters of Rock Island, Ill., recently.

It was a great 10 days with E at the Monastery. She left this morning on the early flight and was sad to go, I think. The Sisters so enjoyed her personality, enthusiasm and sharing of her life experiences. Indeed, E and I had many insightful conversations about Benedictine life as well as life in general. She was eager to learn and receptive to just about any idea. Being so open will help ensure that her discernment will be authentic and lead her to the right path. Continue Reading

Details from a Monastery Visit

The time is sure going quickly.  ‘E’ has been here since Monday and the week has been packed.  Two afternoons she went with Sr. Mary S. and helped her prepared for next week’s summer bible school at Sacred Heart Church in Davenport. I think they finished repairing the camel and painting the walls of Jerusalem. E works as an educational assistant so she was really up to the job! Continue Reading