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Reflection on the Good Shepherd

May 2020
Scripture: John 10:1-10 Sheep are mentioned more than 200 times in the Bible, more than any other animal. Sheep were important as sources of wool, milk, and meat, and throughout the Bible, sheep served as symbols for God’s people. Jesus is portrayed as the shepherd of his chosen flock in the prophetic words of Isaiah…
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Reflection on the Emmaus Story

May 2020
We often describe our life as a journey. The Benedictine tradition speaks of a shared journey on the road. We speak of Christ on that journey with us, bringing us all together to everlasting life. The Gospel of Luke retells the familiar story of two of Jesus’ disciples on their journey to the village of Emmaus. Cleopas and his companion were grieving after the death of Jesus and confused about the rumors that he is alive. While most of Jesus’ other followers remained in Jerusalem, for some reason, these two needed to get away and get out of the city.
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Taizé Prayer for Easter

April 2020
We invite you to join us in this special Taizé prayer for the Easter season. Taizé is a quiet, meditative prayer sung in common. The songs are short phrases that we sing repeatedly so that the words may enter our hearts. The songs may be sung in many different languages, reminding us that the Gospel is for all the world and we are all God’s people. Taizé prayer also includes a short reading, prayers of intercession (Kyrie Eleison – Lord, Have Mercy), and an opportunity to adore the cross. Prayer ends in silence, and we go out to love and be of service: Taizé prayer is offered for the whole world.
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Stations of the Cross: A Virtual Pilgrimage Through Art

April 2020
Praying the Stations of the Cross is a traditional practice for many during Lent—especially on Good Friday. There are fourteen stations of the cross, each reflecting on a specific moment in Christ’s last day on earth—from his condemnation to his burial in the tomb. This spiritual practice helps us to enter into Christ’s suffering and meditate on the Paschal mystery in a unique way. Although we may be unable to gather together in person, we do not have to give up the spiritual pilgrimage through the Stations of the Cross. St. Paul’s Monastery has created a Stations of the Cross Virtual Pilgrimage Through Art using the work of artist John Ilg. We invite you to join us in this virtual pilgrimage from your home using these powerful images.
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