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Monthly E-Newsletter

May 2020 E-Newsletter

April 2020
The world I knew as a child is so much larger now; no longer just my own family and country, but a world that includes persons living oceans and continents away who I will never meet. St. Paul’s message to the Ephesians that we are no longer foreigners and strangers, but fellow citizens with God’s people and also members of his household (Eph. 2:19, NIV) exactly expresses what my sense of “world” is today. While this current health crisis is horrific, it also is an opportunity for every person to realize how we are all truly “members of his household”: Inseparable, interconnected, interdependent.
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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 these strange times, we learn every day of more people falling sick, another sporting event cancelled, another closed border or ban on travel, and a deeper dip in the stock market. We are startled to encounter empty store shelves and even online shops closed or empty of certain supplies. We may find ourselves looking with suspicion at those around us when we hear a slight cough or sniffle.
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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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February 2020 E-Newsletter

January 2020
February is typically the month that most people might associate with the theme of love. In this respect, on February 10th, we celebrate the Feast of Saint Scholastica, a woman of great love. The story is told of how Saint Scholastica loved meeting with her brother Saint Benedict so they could share spiritual insights. According…
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January 2020 E-Newsletter

December 2019
We Benedictine Sisters of St. Paul’s Monastery wish you a New Year filled with what has been foretold by prophets and celebrated as a brilliant Light announcing the event of God now accessible in flesh and blood to a human world, uncovering what before now has been hidden. This miraculous self-communication of God is like…
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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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