Dispatch #13 from Sr. Bobbi
Early last Saturday, we went to the catacombs and what an awesome site. It is a huge underground area. There is a distinction between pagans and Christians. As well there are symbols indicating a martyr or pope. There were burial room with families over generations. And rooms of Martyrs where the Christians held Mass when forced underground during the early persecutions after Christ. Continue Reading
Dispatch #12 from Sr. Bobbi
What an awesome place the Vatican museum is. Actually, it is a maze of museums all leading to the ultimate work of art in the Sistine chapel. I browsed for 4 hours! Continue Reading
Dispatch #11 from Sr. Bobbi
Our residence here in Rome is the Generalate of the Tutzing Benedictines. They are a missionary order with Sisters all across the world. The photo above is their community tree. Continue Reading
Dispatch #10 from Sr. Bobbi!
Today was our journey to Monte Cassino about 70 miles outside Rome. It is quite a magnificent view both traveling up the mountain and looking down from the top. Continue Reading
Early morning, prayerful moment,
Enhanced by beautiful music. Continue Reading
A gift from a loving God,
Days set apart
Given to re-create
a new Spirit within me.
Marilyn who do YOU say
that I am? Continue Reading
Dispatch #9 from Sr. Bobbi
We have been at Subiaco about 6 hours now. I am sitting across from his cave (Sr. Ruth and I are inside his cave, above) and looking out over what would have been his daily view! Continue Reading
What We Do During Retreat
We are on retreat this week, meaning that the whole community is home; silent, attending presentations by Sr. Shawn Carruth, OSB (Mount St. Benedict Monastery, Crookston, Minn.), and in deep prayer.
Retreat time is, for our Sisters, in some ways the most life-giving week of the year. It is a time of deep reflection and rest, with undivided attention on God and God’s creation. No one is running off to ministries after prayers this week! Continue Reading
Dispatch #8 from Sr. Bobbi
We left at dawn on a dreary and foggy day for Norcia, the birthplace of Saints Benedict and Scholastica. The drive was our first foray outside Rome and took us through the Umbria region to the northeast. Continue Reading