Wednesday, May 1, 2013
We hold 2 Oblate weekends every year for our oblates. These are folks who live the Rule of St. Benedict as their state in life permits. The weekend is a time for some quiet, prayer with the monastic community, conferences on the monastic life, and fellowship. Here are a few pictures taken Friday evening at supper.
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
We had an invigorating snowstorm last Sunday. It was 'suggested' that we received about 13 inches of snow. So, Monday was spent digging out. Br. Louie and Br. Jacob did great work with the tractor and skid-steer. The rest of us shoveled out door-ways and around cars. We have been pretty dry out in the western part of N. Dakota, so are very thankful for the moisture. Here are a few pictures.
Saturday, March 23, 2013
Friday, March 22, 2013
Over this past week, students from Colorado College have been staying at Sacred Heart Monastery (just down the road from us). We assisted with classes and other experiences. For the most part, the students had a class in the morning and then were given some work for the afternoon. Yesterday, being the Feast of the Passing of St. Benedict, some of the monks took them on a prairie walk. Other classes included: The Rule of St. Benedict, Silence, and Chastity and Celibacy. Br. Alban also gave them some experience in making bread. Here are a few pictures of the students making bread and having a class.