New books in the library—December 2017

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Enrich your mind and spirit—visit the monastery library! December 2017 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 or 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. The …

New books in the library—November 2017

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Enrich your mind and spirit—visit the monastery library! November 2017 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 2017

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Enrich your mind and spirit—visit the monastery library and discover our new books! 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 has over thirty books on Benedict’s Rule, from translations to commentaries. Come browse through our collection and find an aspect of the Rule that calls to you. The monastery library …

New books in the library—September 2017

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Enrich your mind and spirit—visit the monastery library and discover our new books!         September 2017   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. We hope to see you soon.   The monastery library recently added the following books to its collection:   Benedict, Saint, Abbot of Monte Cassino.  The Rule of Benedict.  Collegeville, MN: Liturgical Press, 2016. Dear, John.  Thomas Merton, Peacemaker.  Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books, 2015. Duffy, Kathleen.  Teilhard’s Mysticism.  Maryknoll, NY: …

New books in the library—August 2017

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Enrich your mind and spirit—visit the monastery library and discover our new books!       August 2017 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. We hope to see you soon. The monastery library recently added the following books to its collection: Benedict, Saint, Abbot of Monte Cassino.  The Rule of Benedict.  Collegeville, MN: Liturgical Press, 2016. …

New books in the library—July 2017

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Enrich your mind and spirit—visit the monastery library and discover our new books!       July 2017 The monastery library, a quiet place with a beautiful view and stimulating reading, recently added the following books to its collection: Benedict, Saint, Abbot of Monte Cassino.  The Rule of Benedict.  Collegeville, MN:    Liturgical Press, 2016. Fletcher, Christine.  Saint Benedict for Boomers.  Collegeville, MN: Liturgical Press, 2017 Gillman, Florence Morgan.  1 Thessalonians.  Collegeville, MN: Liturgical Press, 2016. Hopkins, Denise Dombkowski.  Psalms.  Collegeville, MN: Liturgical Press, 2016. Huizenga, Annette Bourland.  1-2 Timothy, Titus.  Collegeville, MN: Liturgical Press, 2016. Loufe, Andre.  In the School of …

New books in the library—June 2017

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Enrich your mind and spirit—visit the monastery library and discover our new books!     June 2017 Summer can be just as busy as any other time of the year. There are graduations and 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 pray, seek out nature or discover the rich resources of the monastery library? We hope to see you soon. The monastery library has recently added the following books to its collection:   Benedict, …

New books in the library—May 2017

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Enrich your mind and spirit—visit the monastery library and discover our new books!     May 2017 May is one of my favorite months! Spring flowers are in bloom. Warmer 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 has recently added the following books …

New books in the library—April 2017

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Enrich your mind and spirit—visit the monastery library and discover our new books!     April 2017 April brings the conclusion of Lent and the celebration of Easter. There’s still time to reflect on what we can do for others and how we can deepen our connection with God. We invite you to visit the monastery for community and individual prayer, spiritual guidance, or to browse the library, where you’ll find many spiritual resources. We hope to see you soon. The monastery library has recently added the following books to its collection:   Hopkins, Denise Dombkowski.  Psalms.  Collegeville, MN: Liturgical …

New books in the library—March 2017

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Enrich your mind and spirit—visit the monastery library and discover our new books! March 2017 With the distribution of ashes on Ash Wednesday, the Lenten season begins. Most of us immediately turn our attention to Easter Sunday. What about the time between Ash Wednesday and Holy Week? Are we using it to prepare for Easter? Are we taking this opportunity to reflect on what we can do for others and how we can deepen our connection with God? During March, we invite you to visit the monastery for daily prayer, to browse the library’s many resources, or to participate in …