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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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2013 Spring/Summer Bulletin

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"We Are a People of Hope" (pgs. 2-3)
"...We continue as "a people of hope" celebrating the 60th anniversary of our founding. Weston Priory was just beginning to grow in the midst of...Pope John XXIII's summoning call to Vatican Council II...In this Spring/Summer Bulletin our brothers continue to offer reflections about persons and events that have been personal and communal sources of inspiration for our monastic life over the years..." more

In the Beginning... - brother John (pgs. 4-7)
". . .with the publication of yet another Bulletin of Weston Priory, I decided to look back and see what the first Bulletin was like . . . I was able to scan the first Weston Priory Bulletin, written and edited by Father Michael Ducey, the first resident Prior of Weston, and to share an excerpt with you, our current friends. . ." more

The Gift - brother Placid (pg. 8)
". . .Monastic living is always a new learning: it is a school of the Lord's service; always beginning. I was taught this monastic way by others who themselves were learning, but who were eager to pass on to a young novice what they had gleaned through hard practice. . ." more

Stability/Change and Hope-filled Spring (poems) - brother Columba (pg. 9)
... more poetry

A Land of Promise! - brother Peter (pgs. 10-12)
". . .Wanting to be open to new life in the community, after much deliberation, the brothers proposed to the eight of us to come together with them to form an "Extension Community" that would be nurtured and guided by them and eventually grow into a second house of Weston Priory. . ." more

Living Waters - brother Michael (pgs. 13-14)
". . .The gift that Father Martin brought to our community was the gift of his person, of his being a brother among us. This is reflected in the way we practice loving one another. When we love each other it is like drinking Living Water from a deep well. . ." more

Elusive God (poem) - brother John (pg. 15)
... more poetry

Who Finds a Friend, Finds a Treasure - brother Daniel (pgs. 16-17)
"...What kind of monastic community would we have become if we had not met our Mexican Benedictine Sisters? Their gentle influence has been a 37 year old, ongoing invitation to conversion. The Weston brothers have experienced in their midst the reality of the Gospel among the poor of Latin America. . ." more

– The Provisional – It Is Good For Now!! - brother Mark (pg. 18)
"...Our community at Weston Priory, from the earliest years, has been challenged to keep moving forward by embracing "what is good for now" as we continuously try to be aware of and respond to the 'signs of the times'; adapting to changing situations and circumstances. . ." more

Life Together in One Heart - (pgs. 19-21)
Chronicle: January through April 2013 ... more

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