New books in the library—February 2020

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Enrich your mind and spirit–visit the monastery library! February 2020   With the distribution of ashes on Ash Wednesday, the Lenten season officially begins.  Forty days in which to reflect on our spiritual lives and prepare for Easter. Consider participating in daily prayer at the monastery or taking a walk around the grounds or find a book in the library that speaks to you.   We hope to see you soon.   The monastery library recently added the following books to its collection:   Park, Song-Mi Suzie.  2 Kings.  Collegeville, MN: Liturgical Press, 2019. Carter, Warren.  Mark.  Collegeville, MN: Liturgical …

New books in the library—January 2020

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Enrich your mind and spirit–visit the monastery library! January 2020   The presents are unwrapped and perhaps returned or broken already. Store managers are stocking the shelves with Valentine candy and the tree is losing copious amounts of pine needles as it is escorted to the curb for pickup.   Is the holiday really over? Is it time to pack it away with the glass ornaments and hopelessly tangled tree lights? No! The spirit of Christmas—the spirit of giving—has no time limits. It’s a way of thinking, of living, that we can take with us every day, 365 days of …

New books in the library—December 2019

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Enrich your mind and spirit–visit the monastery library! December 2019   Everyday life can often feel hectic, as you juggle work, family, and social commitments. The holidays add to that stress—with gifts to buy and wrap, cards to write, the house to decorate, and parties to plan and attend. Instead of a joyful time, this can become a frenzied and upsetting one. We all need to step back and remember the true meaning of the Advent season. During the month of December, come to the monastery and attend a program or daily prayer or discover a treasure in the library. …

New books in the library—November 2019

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Enrich your mind and spirit–visit the monastery library! November 2019 Blustery winds stir bare tree branches. Piles of leaves and grinning jack-o-lanterns line the curbs. Plumes of smoke waft from chimneys and geese honk overhead as they make their way to warmer climes. The newspapers are full of Christmas ads…It must be November! It’s that time of year when our thoughts turn to turkey dinners, pumpkin pies, and Black Friday shopping. Have I forgotten something? Besides football games? Yes! November is the month to be thankful for all the above and for all we’ve received throughout the year and throughout …

New books in the library—October 2019

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Enrich your mind and spirit–visit the monastery library! October 2019   More than 1,500 years ago, Benedict of Nursia wrote the Rule, a guide to living in community. Benedict’s Rule concentrated on hospitality, prayer, community life and how to create a balance among these different dimensions of life. The Rule proved to be timeless. It still has something to offer Christian women and men today.   The monastery library recently added the following books to its collections:   A Benedictine Reader.  Collegeville, MN: Cistercian Publications, 2019. Bstan-dzin-rgya-mtsho, Dalai Lama XIV.  The Heart of Meditation.  Boulder, CO: Shambhala, 2016. Casey, Michael.  Balaam’s …

New books in the library—September 2019

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Enrich your mind and spirit–visit the monastery library! September 2019 School is back in session, and fall isn’t far behind. Take some time to enjoy the changing of the seasons and participate in a program or retreat at the monastery.   The monastery library recently added the following books to its collections:   A Benedictine Reader.  Collegeville, MN: Cistercian Publications, 2019. Bstan-dzin-rgya-mtsho, Dalai Lama XIV.  The Heart of Meditation.  Boulder, CO: Shambhala, 2016. Casey, Michael.  Balaam’s Donkey.  Collegeville, MN: Liturgical Press, 2019. Chia, Edmund.  World Christianity Encounters World Religions.  Collegeville, MN: Liturgical Press, 2018. Delio, Ilia.  A Hunger for Wholeness.  New York, …

New books in the library—August 2019

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Enrich your mind and spirit–visit the monastery library! August 2019   Summer is half over and the stores are subtly (or not so subtly) reminding us that the school year will be starting again soon.   Before the hectic school year returns, take time to contemplate the beauty of summer, find some peace within and participate in a program at the monastery.   The monastery library recently added the following books to its collections:   A Benedictine Reader.  Collegeville, MN: Cistercian Publications, 2019. Casey, Michael.  Balaam’s Donkey.  Collegeville, MN: Liturgical Press, 2019. Chia, Edmund.  World Christianity Encounters World Religions.  Collegeville, …

New books in the library—July 2019

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Enrich your mind and spirit–visit the monastery library!   July 2019   The monastery library, a quiet place with a beautiful view and stimulating reading, recently added the following books to its collection:   Casey, Michael.  Balaam’s Donkey.  Collegeville, MN: Liturgical Press, 2019. Chia, Edmund.  World Christianity Encounters World Religions.  Collegeville, MN: Liturgical Press, 2018. Heuertz, Christopher.  The Sacred Enneagram.  Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 2017. Homrighausen, Jonathan.  Illuminating Justice.  Collegeville, MN: Liturgical Press, 2018. Hurd, Bob.  Compassionate Christ, Compassionate People.  Collegeville, MN: Liturgical Press, 2019. Irwin, Kevin W.  Context and Text.  Collegeville, MN: Liturgical Press, 2018. Jasper, Ronald Claud Dudley.  Prayers …

New books in the library—June 2019

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Enrich your mind and spirit–visit the monastery library! June 2019 Summer can be just as busy as any other time of the year. There are weddings to attend, family reunions and vacations to plan, farmer’s markets and outdoor concerts to enjoy. In the midst of all these activities we still need quiet time. Why not make time to for daily pray, seek out nature or discover the rich resources of the monastery library? We hope to see you soon.   The monastery library recently added the following books to its collection:   Hurd, Bob.  Compassionate Christ, Compassionate People.  Collegeville, MN: …

New books in the library—May 2019

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Enrich your mind and spirit–visit the monastery library! May 2019   May is my favorite month of the year! Spring flowers are in bloom. Warm weather (hopefully) has arrived. The evenings are longer, which means there’s more time to enjoy the outdoors. There are graduations to attend and Memorial Day weekend to savor as our summer kick-off.   As part of your celebration of the month of May, attend daily prayer, stroll the nature trails, take a personal retreat, or visit the library and do some browsing.   The monastery library recently added the following books to its collection:   …