A “Motley Crew” at Prayer? Jesus is There Too!

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By Sister Mary Core, OSB

“Where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them.”  (Matthew 18:19-20)

Jesus’ familiar words are a reminder that the power of our prayer is enhanced when we pray with others.

It happens when we share a blessing before a meal we are about to enjoy. Continue Reading

Benedictine Sisters Pray Together Morning, Noon and Night

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Sister Charlotte Sonneville, OSB

As I was pondering why St. Benedict wrote 12 chapters of his Rule on the Opus Dei  (Work of God)  – what we now refer to as the Liturgy of the Hours – I read  this line from Psalm 66: “Cry out with joy to God, all the earth;  O sing to the glory of God’s name, O render God glorious praise.” Continue Reading

Psalms: A Prayer for Every Feeling

Benedictine-Sisters-Jackie-Walsh-Claudia-Scharf-Catherine-Cleary-Susan-Hutchens-(piano)-Stefanie-MacDonald-at-LaudsSandwiched between Job and Proverbs in the Old Testament, scholars believe the Psalms were written both during King David’s time, and one or two hundred years later, by indeterminate authors.

Jews have been praying them for 2500 years; Christians, since the time of Christ.

But why? What are the Psalms but a collection of hard-to-understand poems from a time utterly different from our own? What gives them their life? Of what importance can they be to us, today? Continue Reading