Category Archives: E Newsletters

December 2019 E-Newsletter

November 2019
Skies are quiet and dark in December, and each morning the sunrise paints the sky in deep shades of blue, purple, and pink – Advent colors. It is a cold time of watching and waiting. We wait for the dawn, for the warmth and light of a new day, and above all, for Christ.
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November 2019 E-Newsletter

October 2019
A student asked me recently, “Are grateful and thankful the same thing?” According to Google, gratitude and thankfulness are both feelings of appreciation and are synonymous with each other. However, they differ in direction: Gratitude is directed outwardly, whereas thankfulness is directed and experienced inwardly.
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October 2019 E-Newsletter

October 2019
We are in my favorite season....(football!) Autumn is the season which calls us to consider change. Nature shows this in such a dramatic display. This season of “letting go” is part of the entire cycle of life into which each of us enters. For us as Christians we relate this to the cycle of the…
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September 2019 E-Newsletter

September 2019
...Monasteries, by design, are places, of rest and reflection. At St. Paul’s Monastery, one of our ministries is to welcome all guests as Christ. Our Benedictine history of official interreligious dialogue brings a diversity and inclusivity into our space. Many guests discover a welcoming presence and an at-homeness as they come through our doors. And upon leaving,…
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