Tag: St. Benedict

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    “When a monk gives his life to God, he has to express that in a physical way, not just an intellectual way, and singing involves the whole body and the mind and the soul, and so it’s a wonderful way of keeping this relationship between God and the monk,” says Father Cassian, prior of the Benedictine monastic community in Norcia, Italy. More

    July 31, 2015 | Comments

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    “You have here a silence that just breathes in you the greatness of God,” says Mother Superior Maria Michael of the Benedictine Abbey of St. Walburga, situated among grassy meadows and snow-capped Colorado mountains. More

    June 12, 2015 | Comments

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    “We’re here as a sign of God’s presence,” says Father Edwin Leahy, headmaster of St. Benedict’s Prep School in Newark, New Jersey. “That’s who we are as monks. We take a vow of stability of place, so even though the neighborhoods change around us on a regular basis, we stay.” More

    May 20, 2015 | Comments

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    “Roman Catholicism is the storehouse, the treasure house of the Christian tradition. It’s this whole notion of the blend of wisdom, of commitment, of knowledge, of holiness. That’s the church for me. That’s the church I’m waiting for.” More

    August 30, 2013 | Comments

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    “Our purpose is to present the most humane, spiritual, moral, communal model of life for a world in chaos around us—to be an island of care and cohesion in the midst of all the movement.” More

    August 30, 2013 | Comments

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    “The world does really hunger for community and that is something that Benedictine spirituality has to offer. It is what Benedict did that was different. He created communities of people, brought people together to live this life in common.” More

    August 30, 2013 | Comments

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    Photography, according to Abbot Barnabas Senecal of St. Benedict’s Abbey in Atchison, Kansas, is an exercise in monastic mindfulness, and he says his pictures reflect “being aware of the presence of God with you and in the world.” More

    September 10, 2010 | Comments

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    Abbot Barnabas Senecal, a Benedictine monk, reflects on the Psalms, prayer, photography, and the Benedictine desire “to seek God daily.” More

    September 10, 2010 | Comments

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    There will always be a purpose to monastic life, say the sisters of Mount St. Scholastica, as long as there is a need in the world for silence, prayer, simplicity, and balance. More

    October 30, 2009 | Comments