No more oatmeal bowls in the sink: Monastic life vs apartment life


Sister Stefanie shares some thoughts about what Monastic Benedictine life has meant to her … and how it differs from life on her own.

What have you found to be most challenging about your new life?

Living with other people means I can’t let my oatmeal bowl sit in the sink till I get home from work in the afternoon! Continue Reading

Stars and Dreams


By Sister Catherine Cleary, OSB

The word Epiphany comes from the Greek epiphainein, ‘to reveal.’ We use it – and its cousin, Theophany – on Sunday to describe the showing of the Messiah to the Gentiles.

It’s an important celebration, as God came not just to the Jewish community but to the whole world. Continue Reading