St Benedict

Today is the summer feast of the Holy Patriarch Benedict.

It is a day to heed the advice of Benedict: seek the Lord and listen to him. It is also a day to celebrate the feast with beer made by monks.

Benedict’s vision for monastic life is that the monk/nun live in community. One’s life in a stable, permanent community locates and lives the reality of the Lord’s Incarnation. We are

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Happy 4th

Blessed US Independence Day –July 4th

The Prophet Amos had something to say about politics worth listening to today: “many of the religious leaders were corrupted and tied to political leaders more than to the Lord.” Are you tied to the Lord and His promises, or to political leaders and their vainglory? The Psalms also offer us great perspective.

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The Warrior Nun

“It’s like Buffy the Vampire Slayer got religion.”

Well, if you like comedy and religion, you likely will like the new Netflix series, Warrior Nun. The trailer is fun.

As a monk friend said,

The character “Ava is done very well and Beatrice too, and while I am not too keen on the nun aspect (the idea itself verges on the ludicrous), I think they do a good job of it; and the person who plays the priest in charge of them does a very good

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What did the pope really say?

DID THE POPE REFER TO FAITHFUL PRIESTS AS ADOLESCENTS?

Kudos to Mark Castor for looking past the inflammatory and irresponsible Breitbart headline to the Pope’s actual words.

ORIGINAL TRANSCRIPT OF THE POPE’S WORDS FROM THE VATICAN WEBSITE:

“In recent months, people have not been able to participate in the liturgical celebrations, but have not stopped feeling like a community. They prayed individually or in the family, also through the means of social communication, spiritually united and perceiving that

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About the author

Paul A. Zalonski is from New Haven, CT, follows the Fraternity of Communion and Liberation, and is an Oblate of Saint Benedict, works as a monastery farmer and a keeper of honey bees. Contact Paul at paulzalonski[at]yahoo.com.
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