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Por los caminos de América
"As never before in our history,
Christians in North America are being challenged to re-envision ourselves in
relationship with all our brothers and sisters in the Americas..."
2) Life Together in One Heart
"This is a necessary preface, as we share with you some wonderful moments in our
community life in the past months..."
January 2000: Sharing a Living Faith
Living With Our Monastic Community
The Jubilee Year 2000 began with an opportunity to share our community life
with five young men, through a Winter Experience in Monastic Living.
We welcomed Msgr. Edward Ciuba for a few days of reflection
with the community.
February 2000: The Benedictine Charism in the World
Mexico - Nicaragua
Each year, our entire community travels to Mexico to share for two weeks in the
life of our Benedictine sisters.
"They are our children..."
Mexico City shares with all other
Third World cities an exponential growth in population, joined with
unemployment and the lack of basic human services.
Meeting of Monastic Leaders
The monastic leaders of the Benedictine communities of men and women in North
America, Central America, and the Caribbean held their joint meeting at
the Abbey of Tepeyac, just outside of Mexico City.
March 2000: Creating an Environment of Peace
Thomas Berry, C.P.
The kindness of the Passionist sisters made possible a morning of reflection
with the ecological
Partners in Offering Hospitality
Extending hospitality here at Weston Priory involves the gifts of many: a
weekend of reflection and prayer in mid-March was a tangible celebration of
the Benedictine values that unite us.
April 2000: Toward a New Self-Understanding
During Easter week, we welcomed the visit of Krister and Brita Stendahl for a
few days of reflection and exchange about the urgent necessity of a new
self-understanding in relation to the Jewish People, the people of the
May 2000: Creating an Environment of Encounter
Psychotherapy and Spirituality
Halley Sauseville Lovett, a psychologist and therapist from Washington,
D.C., facilitated a very stimulating discussion on the relationship of
psychology and spirituality in the search for meaning.
Monastic Practices, East & West
Buddhist monks and nuns from Maple Forest Monastery came to the priory for a
day in mid-May.
Seventeen Years of Exile
Felipe and Elena Ixcot, refugees from Guatemala, have lived in sanctuary here
at the priory for more than 16 years.