Category: Rule of St. Benedict

The Season of Many Hats

The other day I was reading through Christine Valter Paintner’s latest book The Soul’s Slow Ripening: 12 Celtic Practices for Seeking the Sacred and pulling quotes for her daily emails when I came across this gem. “Out of all the many things calling for…

The Race

I commit to a lifetime of ongoing conversion and transformation, recognizing that I am always on a journey with both gifts and limitations. ~ Christine Valters Paintner, Monk Manifesto Rex Stout, author of the Nero Wolf mystery series, was a genius. Once a word…

The Wasp

A few weeks ago a Queen Paper Wasp started hanging around my kitchen window. I stood at my sink and watched her work. First she affixed a bit of wasp glue and let it create an ever so elegant drip, the point of which…

Death Meditation

“Anything that has a birth has a death, and I am no exception.” ~ The Book of Joy In Chapter 4 of the Rule, Benedict writes, “Day by day remind yourself that you are going to die.” Tomorrow is Ash Wednesday and the beginning…

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