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The Monastery just celebrated the graduation of its second class of five “student” monks from a three week long immersion into learning English. The class was directed by Dr. Bill Nagel, a graduate from the University of Arkansas and a certified ESL teacher. He...read more
The Abbot's Notebook for October 18, 2017 My sisters and brothers in Christ, Blessings to you! There are days when, even if I am home, I find it difficult to write anything. This happened before my present health challenges, although these present challenges have...read more
29th Sunday of Ordinary Time-Cycle A--2017 FIRST READING Isaiah 45:1, 4-6 Thus says the Lord to his anointed, Cyrus, whose right hand I grasp, subduing nations before him, and making kings run in his service, opening doors before him and leaving the gates unbarred: ...read more
Impressions of Italy and Life: Friends Living “far from home,” I sometimes ponder the place and importance of friendship in my life. Keeping contact, at least on occasion, with those I hold near and dear is part of the adventure of working in a place that is not...read more
In 1889, in France, Blessed Mary Teresa de Soubiran. She was raised in a wealthy and devout family, and became a Beguine. In 1864 she founded the Society of Mary the Helper, inspired by the spirit of St. Ignatius of Loyola. The sisters devoted themselves to caring for young working women and orphans, and teaching... read more