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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 2007 Fall/Winter Bulletin

What Will This Child Become?
(Article, pages 1 - 2 )
"Surely this question must have trailed the young Jesus of Nazareth too, as he grew into adolescence and young adulthood. The more Jesus failed to meet the conventional expectations of family, village, and society, the more he seemed to elicit perplexity and often worry…" (more)

The Gift of Presence - Brother Michael
(Article, page 3 )
"During the last week of September, two of our Benedictine sisters from Mexico, Sister Rosa and Sister Fidelina, came to stay for several days with us at the monastery..." (more)

Together Into Life - Brother Philip
(Reflection: pages 4-6)
"Experiences of increased limitation bring a full share of frustration, but also the challenge to let go into the reality of today. But amidst it all, I am deeply at peace, in a way I have never experienced before..." (more)

"Lord, That I May See" - Brother Richard
(Article: pages 7-8)
"...the most important starting place is allowing our hearts to be opened and widened by others who are ultimately our sisters and brothers. Taking the risk to see through the eyes and hearts of others in our world brings new and deeper insight as to what we can really do... (more)

With a Sweep of Stars - Brother Augustine
(Poem: page 10)
(more poems)

Straining Every Muscle For Peace
(Article: pages 11-13)
"...a growing number of international leaders . . . are calling for the United States to transparently embrace, and take specific steps toward, the goal of a world free of nuclear weapons, and for courageous international efforts to promote disarmament and prevent further proliferation of these horrible weapons..." (more)

Life Together in One Heart
(Chronicle: July to November of 2007, pages 15-18)
We share the ongoing chronicle of our monastic life as a community of brothers seeking God in today's world... (more)

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