Posts from Fr. James
- April 25, 2013 -- What is Benedictine monastic life? David Knowles, from Downside Abbey in England, offered a timeless definition half a century ago. He wrote: "Benedictine monachism presents an objective form of life, sane, strong, unchanging from year to year, a life of work and liturgical prayer which can be seen and heard, lived in conditions which represrnting all that is best in the basic family life of Christianity, aided by all human courtesies, reverences, and affections. It is nothing secret or esoteric, nor an impossibility, but form of ordinery life." [Benedictine Peace, 49-50] That's the life Benedictine monks, at St. Procopius Abbey and throughout the world, seek to follow.
- April 21, 2013 -- Homily for 4th Sunday of Easter (here)
- April 18, 2013 -- Abbot Austin posted some pictures from the Jurica-Suchy Nature Museum at Benedictine University. The museum is named after monks who taught biology at the university (see here).
- April 18, 2013 -- We have been reading at table (that is, during supper) the book by Fr. Michael Casey, OCSO, titled, Strangers to the City. It's a very good overview of monastic values.
- April 14, 2013 -- Homily for 3rd Sunday of Easter (more)
- April 11, 2013 -- In his homily at Brother Joseph's funeral yesterday, Abbot Austin spoke of... (more)
- March 28-31, 2013 -- We enjoyed having with us the 6 men who participated in the Easter Triduum Retreat. If you're interested in a Come and See vocation discernment retreat during the summer, see link to the right.