What do surfing and Benedictine spirituality have in common?

Lynne Smith, OSB Living in Community 0 Comments

In a recent class with Sister Paz Vital and Novice Denise West, we discussed the Benedictine promise of stability. Sometimes stability is thought of as staying in the same place with the same people for the rest of your life. Stability has that aspect to it, but there is more. Michael Casey, Cistercian monk from Tarrawarra Abbey in Australia, uses the image of a surf boarder to describe the dynamic character of Benedictine stability. A surfer needs both a strong center and an ability to adjust her weight and position of her feet on the board in order to maintain …

Sacred Citizenship

Car McGinley 0 Comments

Our political choices are expressions of our moral and spiritual convictions. They enable us to have a voice in preserving our constitutional rights by electing women and men whose decisions will uphold the principles upon which our country was founded. Regardless of whether or not we identify ourselves with a particular religious tradition, to be a person of integrity in today’s world means strengthening our commitment to peace, justice and equality. In this series of two programs we will explore the intersection between politics and the values that shaped our Constitution. Through presentations, resource sharing and opportunities for questions and dialogue, we will …