Dispatch #6 from Sr. Bobbi
Besides tramping through the historical sites and ruins, the 29 Benedictine Sisters participating in the Benedictine Rome Renewal Program are enjoying lively conferences. We began with a conference on Monastic Instincts. Sr. Karen Joseph, OSB, spoke of instincts like listening, humility, helpfulness, holding ones tongue, bearing with, reverence, and consistency. Continue Reading
Sr. Bobbi’s Dispatch #5
This is Mamertinum Prison, where Paul was imprisoned in Rome. For more pictures visit our Facebook page!
This is our day for reflection, which is built into the schedule. That is quite wise as the days are so busy that I usually go to bed instead of writing!!
It is simply an amazing experience to walk the streets of Rome. With its narrow cobblestone streets and open markets, it is as if we were really in early church times. Like maybe Peter could be preaching on the next corner! Continue Reading
Dispatch #4 from Sr. Bobbi!
Just 24 hrs ago Sr. Ruth and I were actually in front of the small cell of Benedict in Rome (above). It had only enough space for him to stretch out but not to move around in. Before he finished his studies, he grew so frustrated with the decadence of Roman society that he left to find a more spiritual way. Continue Reading
“Hope is the simple trust that God has not forgotten the recipe for manna.” Continue Reading
Being at St. Peter’s for the Pope’s Pentecost Mass was awesome! Continue Reading
Dispatch #2 from Sr. Bobbi:
As I was flying to Rome I thought about the name of the program, Pilgrims on a Journey. It sure seemed like the perfect name to me, with the unknown before me & the familiar left behind. It is exhilarating really to travel to unfamiliar places! Continue Reading
Sister Bobbi left for Rome last week, along with Sister Ruth Ksycki and 27 other Benedictine Sisters from around the world, for a Benedictine retreat and renewal program. With an itinerary that ranges from conferences on the Rule of Benedict to tours of the Vatican, the Coliseum and St. Benedict’s haunts (to name only a couple of items), she will come back renewed … if not quite rested! Continue Reading
Expect to be surprised
by the Spirit.
With eyes and heart open,
faith and courage strong,
accept the Pentecost challenge:
Be a witness to the Good News
sharing the Gift of the Spirit
not counting the cost.
from my complacency.
the dormant ashes.
the sparks into flame
to boldly make
“of the mighty acts of God.”
Remove my cowardly spirit
transform me to be
strong, loving and wise.
Recently one of our Facebook fans asked us to talk about our ministries. It’s actually a complicated request! Continue Reading