Friday, July 30, 2010

Friday, July 30th

Today is the last day of our annual chapter meetings. The week is a full one with business, input on various topics, reports and of course some fun time together as community.

Yesterday we had a morning session on vocations. Our speaker challenged us to think of our own call to this community and how unique it is to each person. She then went through a list of calls in the Old and New Testament - Moses-Jeremiah-Naomi-Mary, etc. Each was called, each felt that they were not worthy enough for this call from God.

But that is how we all feel from time to time - not worthy of what God is calling us to do.

I take from the meeting the saying - "Is anything too marvelous for God?"

God is the one who calls us - God knows the plan - we just need to listen and respond.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

A Wonderful Week

Today we begin the Monastic Live-In, an opportunity for others to experience the daily living of monastic life with us.  We have three women joining us.  They will pray, eat, work and play with us.  They will also have the opportunity to hear some input about the Benedictine way of life as well as some time for reflection.  It is going to be a GREAT week!  They will be with us until Sunday.

Sunday, July 11, the Feast of St. Benedict, is always a very special day for us as we celebrate our founder. This year it is made extra-special as we will celebrate the Final Monastic Profession of Sr. Mary Ann Koetter.  Please keep her and all of our community in your prayers as we prepare for this IMPORTANT DAY!!