One of the Bible’s greatest figures, Sr. Paul, was the focus of our liturgy this week. Paul is a character for every person. He has always been a favorite of mine. Last summer, when I was in Rome, I had the opportunity to visit the church established on the site where Paul was martyred. In the corner of the church was an altar symbolizing where he was beheaded. Actually, to be quite graphic, his head rolled and bounced. The main altar is located where his head landed. Even though it is rather graphic I do appreciate the dramatic end of his life. He suffered horribly due to his faith. Continue Reading
Month: January 2011
Our Benedictine Community Prayer
This morning as I prepared to pray Morning Prayer with the Community I invited all the peoples of the world to gather to give glory and praise to God. Continue Reading
The Call to Become a Light to the Nations
By Sr. Ruth Ksycki, OSB
Last Sunday’s reading (Is.49:3,5-6) spoke of being called to be a servant. It is the call of every baptized Christian!
In intimate terms God speaks of forming Isaiah and us as servants, as “a light to the nations…to announce salvation to the ends of the earth,” to share the unfathomable riches of God’s love.
The Lure of God*
By Sr. Susan Hutchens, OSB
Snow again covers the frozen surface of the pond below the Chapel windows, obliterating the recent hole made by the ice-fisherman last weekend. I have never fished. I don’t care to learn now. But I love to eat fish. Continue Reading
God's Call to Servanthood
God became one of us. Coming as a baby, Jesus was completely powerless and depended on us. During His life He revealed to us God the Father as Love.
A Little Child Shall Lead Them … to Understanding
As Isaiah wrote, “A little child shall lead them.” How true!
Consider the way children treat their artwork. (I watched this for years as a teacher.) You can see just how much they prize it. They get upset if something happens to it or if someone makes fun of it. This is only natural since all true art is self expression. Continue Reading