By Sister Marianne Burkhard, OSB
I live in Peoria, serving as a canon lawyer in the Marriage Tribunal of the Diocese. But I love spending time at the monastery, my home.
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
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
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