Monthly Archives: May 2013

Strange Rebels

Yesterday we finished Robert Ventresca’s Soldier of Christ and began Christian Caryl’s Strange Rebels:  1979 and the Birth of the Twenty-First Century.  The new book looks at five key events associated with 1979 that mark the resurgence of the importance … Continue reading

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The Trinity and the Stained Glass Windows of the Abbey Church

Monks are often asked to explain the meaning of the stained glass windows in the abbey church here, as the three main windows are meant to express in abstract form each person of the Trinity in glorious color.  Yesterday on … Continue reading

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Annual Retreat 2013

We have begun our annual retreat.  Abbot Aidan Bellenger, O.S.B. of Downside Abbey in England is our retreat master this year.  Please keep us in your prayers.  The retreat lasts from Monday evening until Friday morning.

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Divisions of the Pope

In the biography of Pope Pius XII we are currently reading at table there have been very few amusing movements.  Apparently Pius XII did not have the same sense of humor as his successor Pope John XIII.  However, at lunch … Continue reading

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