Mepkin Abbey in flower
Monday, May 11, 2015 - 08:47

Mepkin Abbey in South Carolina has been enjoying spring color.

Are you listening to the Good Shepherd's call?
Tuesday, April 28, 2015 - 10:05

From April 21 – 23, 2015, the superiors and the vocation directors of the American Region gathered at the Monastery of the Holy Spirit, Conyers, GA, for a meeting focused on vocations in the region. Br. Paul Bednarczyk, CSC, the director of the National Religious Vocation Conference, presented two days of conferences. On the third day, the superiors and vocation directors discussed what they had heard and articulated some projects to promote vocations.

I arose and am still with you . . .
Monday, April 13, 2015 - 09:30

May the joy of the light of Christ shine forth in our lives.

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."


A child is born for us!
Thursday, December 25, 2014 - 15:37

It is good for us to learn anew each year to receive God appearing as a very little child. Far from being a sentimental or a secondary aspect of God’s manifestation, the appearance of the very little “God-with-us” reveals an essential requirement of the way in which God takes care to make us capable of receiving him. - - René Voillaume

Waiting for the Coming of Our Lord
Sunday, December 7, 2014 - 07:45

In the wilderness prepare the way of the Lord,
    make straight in the desert a highway for our God.

From the Prophet Isaiah


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