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Going Monastic: Thoroughly Modern Woman Experiences an Ancient Rule

Rev. Susan Baller-Shepard | Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion
Rev. Susan Baller-Shepard

Judith Valente is an award-winning journalist, poet, speaker and retreat leader. Atchison Blue is a book about sisters at Mt. St. Scholastica, in Atchison, Kansas, and the lessons Judith learned from witnessing their lives as they live out The Rule of St. Benedict.

Does Everyone's Life Have Meaning?

John Backman | Posted 05.20.2013 | Religion
John Backman

Something deep within us wants our lives to matter. We find meaning and purpose in a myriad of ways, and this "meaning making" works for us -- most of the time. Lately, though, I've been thinking about a more difficult case: people whose lives seem to make no sense whatever.

St. Benedict vs. Rugged Individualism

Thomas Worcester | Posted 09.10.2012 | Religion
Thomas Worcester

For Americans given over to unlimited individualism and a loud, relentless acquisition of material things, St. Benedict may be difficult to accept, but he offers a precious example of a life more fully human.

Waiting For St. Benedict: Where Does Occupy Wall Street Go From Here?

Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove | Posted 12.11.2011 | Religion
Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove

The Rule simply offered people a way to live a vision of life together rooted in service, humility, and love.

Happy Saint Benedict's Day

Sister Joan Chittister, OSB | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Sister Joan Chittister, OSB

There is one thing Benedict teaches us before all other possible insights about the spiritual life and that is this: God is with us.