Tag Archives: Lent

April 2020 E-Newsletter

March 2020
Each moment of our lives offers an opportunity for us to be aware of our dependence on our Loving God. It may be helpful to remind ourselves of God’s great love and care for us at a time when the world around us is consumed with fear because of the COVID-19 public health pandemic. In…
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March 2020 E-Newsletter

February 2020
Celebrating Lent  In “The Observance of Lent,” Chapter 49 of his Rule, St. Benedict says “The life of the monastic ought to be a continuous Lent.” St. Benedict knew that few have the strength to live a continuous Lent. His message is an open invitation to live daily with an awareness to serve not ourselves,…
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We Began Our Lenten Journey

March 2019
Return to me with your whole heart, with fasting, weeping and mourning; Rend your hearts, not your garments, and return to the Lord, your God.   Joel 2:12 WE BEGAN OUR LENTEN JOURNEY on Ash Wednesday, March 6.  This is our solemn fast, a time when we enhance our spiritual life with prayer, fasting and almsgiving and…
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Lenten Blessing of Books

March 2019
On Ash Wednesday, we celebrate a ritual of blessing of books for spiritual reading during the Holy Season of Lent.  We recognize our need for wisdom and a repentant heart to experience the joy of spiritual desire for union with the Risen Christ.  We ask God that Saints Benedict and Scholastica intercede for us to…
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