By Sister Mary Core, OSB
In the very center of Benedictine monastic life is the ancient practice of Lectio Divina, or “Sacred Reading.” (Here’s how to practice it.)
Lectio – the reading, meditating on, praying with and allowing the Sacred Word of God to soak in – touches every aspect of the lives of all who practice it. Here’s why: Continue Reading
Welcome to our Annual Summer Retreat, posted here as a mini-online retreat for you. As the woman at the well went at noon to be refreshed and gather water for the day, so we must return readily to our own Divine wellspring. Our time together will provide an opportunity to drink fully from the well that is Benedictine Spirituality.
By Benedictine Sisters Mary Core and Stefanie MacDonald
When St. Benedict wrote his Rule 1500 years ago, he prescribed daily contemplative Scripture reading for his community. Lectio Divina. We still do it today. (Directions are below.) Continue Reading
Our annual summer silent retreat is underway, and we are going to share it with you.
You can make this retreat at home, if you wish, by reading each reflection and taking time to reflect, journal, sit in silence or walk quietly through a beautiful place.
By Sisters Mary Core and Stefanie MacDonald, OSB
Liturgy of the Hours
We believe that the divine presence is everywhere Continue Reading
By Prioress Sister Phyllis McMurray, OSB
Lord, impart to us the meaning of the words of Scripture and the light to understand it. St. Hilary of Poiters
We read in the gospels of occasions when Jesus withdrew from others in order to pray in solitude. One episode was when Jesus was led by the Spirit into the desert to be tempted by the devil. When tempted by the devil to satisfy his hunger, Jesus replied, “One does not live by bread alone, but by every word that comes forth from the mouth of God.” Continue Reading