June 11, 2012
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His name was Freddie Grunfelder. He was an old man who had problems and used to come by the rectory disheveled, unbidden and always desperate.
The question raised by Jesus, "Who do people say that I am?" has moved men and women through the ages to seek a definitive answer.
JAMES BEHRENS: God gives us everything we need to get through life and come out shining.
I have long been a creature of habit. I think monastic living has reinforced that trait even more.This life is one of routine.
The claim of Jesus that everyone in His midst were and are his brothers and sisters is a statement that can be taken as one of the most potentially explosive in the gospels.
Recently, my brother emailed me a link to an article from the New Jersey Star-Ledger.
In early June, our abbot, Francis Michael, asked me to accompany him on a trip to our sisters' monastery in Humocaro, Venezuela.
I met a man on retreat here a few weeks ago. His name is Mike. He has been here often and told me that he loves it here at the monastery. He seems to love everything about this place -- the monks, the rhythms of the daily chanting of the
Not long ago, we participated in a three-day workshop here. Sister Lynn Levo, a specialist in human relationships, walked us through the highs and lows of human relationships.
Scriptures reveal ample evidence of the traces of God and His ways, as these are found in the most commonplace things. Jesus often spoke of harvests and seeds, pearls and trees, the birds of the air, wineskins and more to share with his hearers what God is like, what He
I suppose it is a deep seated wish that when we choose a life's path -- or we sense that we are called or invited to do so -- we hope that it is a good choice.
Some years back, our pine board monastery was hit by a bolt of lightning and burned to the ground. No one was in the building at the time.
I usually share dinner with Father Anthony in our retreat house. Anthony says grace for our guests, and then we head to the kitchen and sit together and share a meal.. Often there are friends at the table -- Anne, who sets out the food, and Rocky, a mutual friend
A letter arrived recently in the mail. I looked at the return name and address and immediately recognized the sender. His name is Tim and he now lives in Arizona.