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"Father - I wish to be a monk in your company!"
Saturday, December 31, 2011 - 16:32

Here is a vivid account of an encounter between a young man, Pachomius, wishing to becoming a monk and a tough talking "Abba", Palamoun, - a story with a touching and rather surprising ending.  Read and ponder this remarkable wisdom story.

Draw Near to Him - and Never Grow Old.
Saturday, December 24, 2011 - 16:11

“Everything grows old just so much as it recedes from him . . .” On this Feast of the birth of the Savior, we offer these and other inspired words of St. Bernard to help you celebrate the true mystery of Christmas. See “Cistercian Sayings”.

An Introduction to the "O Antiphons" in "A Nun's Diary"
Sunday, December 18, 2011 - 08:50

Many Christians today have never heard of the "O Antiphons".  But for many centuries, monks and nuns have sung these antiphons at Vespers during the week leading up to Christmans.  Sr. Gabriella shares her lived experience of praying these ancient prayers in  "A Nun's Diary". 

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