Monthly Archives: May 2012

This ain’t the Sistine Chapel

The Old Choir Chapel of the monastery will be used for the Election Chapter on Monday and Tuesday of next week (June 4 & 5).  The OCC was also used for the elections of 1972 and 1986.  I will try … Continue reading

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Community Photos

After each of our four abbatial elections, a community photograph has been taken with the new abbot.  The college has the photos up in the hallway of Alumni Hall and also digitally on its Flikr site at:  Monastic Community You … Continue reading

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Eggs for Breakfast

Perhaps, reading St. Bernard of Clairvaux for lectio divina just before breakfast is not wise: “To take a single example:  who could describe all the ways in which eggs are tampered with and tortured, or the care that goes into … Continue reading

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On Ballot Boxes

Hmm, should we use the lime green or the natural wood ballot box for the abbatial election?

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The Most Characteristic Monk

From the Guide for Abbatial Elections: “When the abbot is chosen from the membership of the community, he takes with him into the office the marks of the community. He should in a real sense be the most characteristic monk … Continue reading

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Visiting Abbots aid in election prep

As part of our ongoing preparations for the abbatial election on June 5, we have asked various abbots to come and speak to our community about the office of the abbot. Abbot Damian Carr, O.C.S.O. of St. Joseph Abbey, Spencer … Continue reading

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