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 …

New books in the library—February 2017

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Enrich your mind and spirit—visit the monastery library and discover our new books! February 2017   Even if your New Year’s resolutions have gone by the wayside you can challenge yourself to continue showing goodwill towards family members, neighbors and coworkers. Yes, even the person who cut you off in traffic this morning. Since you’re not spending all that free time at the gym, you can still start the year out right. Come to Holy Wisdom Monastery for daily prayer, to walk the grounds, or reflect with a spiritual guide. We hope to see you soon. The monastery library has …

New books in the library—January 2017

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Enrich your mind and spirit—visit the monastery library and discover our new books! January 2017 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 being 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 …

New books in the library—December 2016

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Enrich your mind and spirit—visit the monastery library and discover our new books! December 2016 Why do we immediately think of gift shopping, holiday decorating and parties when we think of December? Is it because we think the only way to celebrate Christmas is with trees and gifts and delicacies? Advent provides the ideal time to pray, meditate and reflect on what Christmas really is and why we celebrate it. The monastery library has recently added the following books to its collection: Barth, Hans-Martin.  The Theology of Martin Luther.  Minneapolis, MN: Fortress Press, 2013. Beavis, Mary Ann.  Hebrews.  Collegeville, MN: Liturgical …

New books in the library—November 2016

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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 for living in community. Benedict’s Rule concentrated on hospitality, prayer, community life and how to create balance among these different dimensions of life. The Rule proved to be timeless. It still has something to offer Christian women and men of the 21st century. The monastery library has recently added the following books to its collection: Barth, Hans-Martin.  The Theology of Martin Luther.  Minneapolis, MN: Fortress Press, 2013. Beavis, Mary Ann.  Hebrews.  Collegeville, MN: Liturgical …