Monthly Archives: February 2022

With Grateful Hearts

February 2022
On June 22, 1948, 301 Summit Avenue (then known as St. Paul’s Priory) was blessed by Bishop James J. Byrne and declared canonically erected by Mother Rosamond Pratschner, Mother President of the Congregation of St. Benedict. The Most Reverend James J. Byrne, auxiliary bishop of the Archdiocese of Saint Paul, opened the first chapter meeting…
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Humility: Step 3

The third step of humility is that we submit to another person in obedience for the love of God, imitating Christ who became obedient even unto death. My co-teacher’s ninth grade son asked her repeatedly over several days to come to his Friday evening basketball game in Hugo, about 45 miles away. Naomi gets off…
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Oblate Column for March Newsletter on Benedictine Hospitality

When most of us think of the Benedictine value of Hospitality, we are drawn to Chapter 53 of The Rule in which Benedict states: “All guests who present themselves are to be welcomed as Christ.” During my initial Oblate formation, when I first read these words, I interpreted them to mean that each guest was…
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