The Joy of Spiritual Desire
Sunday, February 22, 2015 - 14:38

Everyone of his own will may offer God
"with joy of the Holy Spirit" (1 Thess. 1:6)
something above the measure required of him.
From his body, that is
he may withhold some food, drink, sleep, talking and jesting;
and with the joy of spiritual desire
he may look forward to holy Easter.


Chapter 49, Rule of St. Benedict

Green Energy
Thursday, February 12, 2015 - 08:48

Our sisters in Wrentham, MA, write about our Cistercian founders and their quest for a simpler life. They continue that quest: "We, nuns, successors to the men who stopped in a certain place and created a life of simplicity for themselves, are fortunate enough to be able to do much the same here at Mt. St. Mary’s Abbey in Wrentham, MA.  Our renewable energy projects--wind, geothermal, solar--have everything to do with that life.  The gifts of God are there for us to enjoy, and in using them, we honor the Creator of us all.  As cloistered, Catholic women we are often in church, where we gather to sing and “bless the Lord.”  And blessing the Lord is something we try to do in every part of our lives, including the ways in which we live."


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