Month: October 2017

THEN WHAT?

My wife and I recently took a trip to Nashville to visit our daughter, Martha.  Of course, we had to take along our dog, Tucker.  Nice trip for a couple of days, but then my wife asked me, what’s next? I said that our…

WHO IS NUMBER ONE?

What person or thing do you love the most in your life?  What is the one person or thing that, if you took it away, everything else would crumble? This is the center of your life, the one principle upon which all other moral…

IT’S ALL PRAYER!

When reciting the Liturgy of the Hours, particularly the Office of Readings, the Morning Prayer and Evening Prayer, I frequently make mistakes.  You know, forgetting my place, saying you instead of yours, or mispronouncing the name of a tribe of Israel or those incredible names…

LAY CISTERCIAN JOURNEY: Life in Christ

The following comments are my own reflections from the document on Lay Cistercian Journey discussed at a Gathering Day of Our Lady of the Holy Spirit Monastery on October 1, 2017. It is part of our on-going Junior Professed Formation Program. Each month, our…

REFLECTIONS ON THE LAY CISTERCIAN SPIRITUAL JOURNEY:Formation and Transformation

The following comments are my own reflections from the document on Lay Cistercian Journey discussed at a Gathering Day of Our Lady of the Holy Spirit Monastery on October 1, 2017. It is part of our on-going Junior Professed Formation Program. Each month, our…

REFLECTIONS ON THE LAY CISTERCIAN SPIRITUAL JOURNEY: The Community as a Means of Growth

The following comments are my own reflections from the document on Lay Cistercian Journey discussed at a Gathering Day of Our Lady of the Holy Spirit Monastery on October 1, 2017. It is part of our on-going Junior Professed Formation Program. Each month, our…

REFLECTIONS ON THE LAY CISTERCIAN SPIRITUAL JOURNEY: The Response

The following comments are my own reflections from the document on Lay Cistercian Journey discussed at a Gathering Day of Our Lady of the Holy Spirit Monastery on October 1, 2017. It is part of our on-going Junior Professed Formation Program. Each month, our…

REFLECTIONS ON LAY CISTERCIAN SPIRITUAL JOURNEY: The Call

The following comments are my own reflections from the document on Lay Cistercian Journey discussed at a Gathering Day of Our Lady of the Holy Spirit Monastery on October 1, 2017. It is part of our on-going Junior Professed Formation Program. Each month, our…

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