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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 2008 Bulletin

Set US Free to Say Our “Yes” ( pages 1 - 2 )
"These times of global/societal instability and growing insecurity can easily allure and distract us from the deepest longing of the human spirit: the gift of our relationships with one another, which is the source of our joy and peace. . . " (more)

Memoirs - Brother John ( page 3 )
"With awareness of our perspective we just might choose to write a memoir that playfully lifts one another up and helps us to move beyond the past to live more fully in the present. . .” " (more)

A Memoir - Brother John ( pages 4 - 9 )
"Mount Saviour monastery and Weston Priory were born as brother monasteries within the Benedictine Confederation. Mount Saviour, founded in 1951, was the elder brother by two years. This brotherly relationship is not an artifact or a legal fiction. The founders of the two monasteries considered themselves brothers. . .” " (more)

Deeper Than Gratitude - Brother Philip ( page 10 )
"This past year, since receiving my ALS diagnosis, has been marked most profoundly, not by the steady progression of the disease, but by overflowing gifts of love touching me in so many ways. . .” " (more)

Life Together in One Heart
Chronicle: (June to December of 2008)
( pages 11 - 22 )
We share the ongoing chronicle of our monastic life as a community of brothers seeking God in today's world. . . (more)

That Rogue - Brother Augustine ( Poem, page 20 )
(more poetry)

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