Work: Making Something Beautiful for God

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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 Sister Stefanie MacDonald, OSB

Monks “live by the labor of their hands” (RB 72).

In many ways, everyone does.

Whether you plow a farm field or fold towels at home, work contributes to your well being as well as the well being of your community. 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