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ABA Art Show
June 20, 2018

The American Benedictine Academy’s (ABA) convention is being held this summer, July 19-22, 2018. This biennial convention focuses on a theme relevant to the Benedictine heritage. The theme for the 2018 convention is “Artisans of the Monastery.” There was a call for actual and digital artwork. Sister Margaret Ann Pilewski submitted two photos, both of which were taken in the monastery chapel. These lovely photos will be on display during the convention which is being hosted by St. Benedict’s Monastery, Saint Joseph, MN....

Off to a great start
June 19, 2018

The first annual Joan Chittister Institute for Contemporary Spirituality is off to a wonderful start. Yesterday morning began with a conversation with Sister Joan, her biographer, Tom Roberts, and 9 eager and enthusiastic participants.

The subject of this year’s program is “A Feminist Benedictine Option,” and the discussions will focus on monasticism and women through the lens of Sister Joan’s work. Sister Joan says monasticism “is as much a way of seeing and working and living as it is a way of praying. It is a spiritual vision that affects a person’s whole style...

Parables and the Reign of God
June 16, 2018

“Retreat 2018 is now a memory but the richness of the content will live on for a long time to come,” said Sister Mary Ellen Plumb, ongoing formation committee member.

For the past week the community has benefitted from the wisdom of Abbot John Klassen who came to the Mount to be the community’s retreat director. The topic: Parables and the Reign of God.

When Jesus came to proclaim the reign of God, he frequently used parables as a means to draw his listeners into his message. Through the parables Jesus was calling people to a new vision of God. According to Abbot John, “As...

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