Tag: Benedictine

  • 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 (2)

  • 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

    March 12, 2010 | Comments (3)

  • 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 (19)

  • “Is there anyone here who yearns for life and desires to see good days?” Those stirring words come at the beginning of one of the most durable spiritual guides of all time, the Rule of St. Benedict. More

    October 30, 2009 | Comments (19)

  • We have a profile of Krista Tippett, the host of the weekly public radio conversation "Speaking of Faith," now titled "On Being". As Tippett and others note, the program might have also been called "Speaking of Life," because it explores big life questions through the personal stories of poets, scientists, writers, and sometimes a theologian or even a journalist, of all faiths.

    April 4, 2008 | 0 Comments

  • Wangari Maathai became the first African woman to win the Nobel Prize for peace. She is a conservationist whose movement has caused the planting of 30 million trees in Kenya and also helped lead to free elections. Recently, Maathai visited Chicago, as Judy Valente reports. More

    November 9, 2007 | 0 Comments

  • There is a group of Benedictine nuns in Missouri who bake and sell millions of Communion wafers, small and large. But some would-be communicants complained that they are allergic to the gluten in the wheat in the nun's wafers. So they could not receive Communion. For the sisters that was a challenge.

    March 30, 2007 | Comments (10)

  • Holy Week and Easter have special significance in Northern Ireland, a land torn by decades of religious conflict. Amid the ongoing tensions, a Benedictine monastery is working for reconciliation and unity. More

    March 25, 2005 | 0 Comments