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Monastic life, like all religious life, is above all a historical response and not a prefabricated model. The Spirit is constant and changing at once, like life, like history, and we must let it change us for this era. We ought not confuse stability with the rigidity of cadavers.
--Simon Pedro Arnold, OSB

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Highlights from the Fall/Winter 2006 Bulletin

Article: Our Hungry World is Waiting

". . . only the works of mercy can undo the works of war and repair the world. Today, when our awareness is global (and not merely local), we recognize that the works of mercy have 'to be expressed in worldwide dimensions, embracing the immense numbers of the hungry, the needy, the homeless, those without medical care, and those without hope'. . ." (more)

Chronicle: Life Together in One Heart
(June - November 2006)

We share the ongoing chronicle of our monastic life as a community of brothers seeking God in today's world. (more)

Remembrance: With Thanksgiving to God

We give thanks for four friends who died this past autumn, and whose lives were marked by unadorned trust: Jac Hart (husband of Muriel), Mary Coyne Keating (the sister of our Brother Columba), June Hebert, and Mary Ellen Waters (wife of the late Richard Waters, M.D.) . . . (more)

Article: The Word in Creation

". . . The monastic promise of stability is not a choice to remain staid or static; rather it is to be in dynamic relationship with one another, and with the land and earth that has been bequeathed to us-the sacred place from which we can search for life and encounter God . . . Deeply a part of our baptismal commitment is our connection to the earth and to all creation . . ." (more)

Letter: Letter: Honor, Decency, Integrity

Regarding the tragedy unfolding daily in Iraq: ". . . peace is not linked to military victory and world domination but to works of justice with honor and integrity. These are not pious abstractions but involve honesty, respect for the rights, freedom, and lives of others, and a willingness to listen to those who differ with us . . ." (more)

A Selection of Poetry:

November Sky - Brother Augustine
In Passing Over - Brother Augustine (more)


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