Category Archives: Benedictines

Lenten Retreat

(Niles, Michigan) My friend Gary Gorka and I did not have to advance far to retreat this Lent.  In fact, we got Lent off to a serene start on March 2 by attending the first of a four-day Lenten Retreat … Continue reading

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Lenten Reading

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Travels with Charley: Abroad in Bridgeport

(Chicago, Illinois) After the Oblate meeting at the Monastery of the Holy Cross on Sunday, I walked over to Zaytune on Morgan at 31st Place for a Middle Eastern feast, and then I walked off my savory calories by proceeding … Continue reading

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Light to the World

(Chicago, Illinois) A careful reading of such books as Thomas Cahill’s How the Irish Saved Civilization makes one positively cheer for monks.  They were the ones who painstakingly put the classics and scripture to parchment before the introduction of the printing … Continue reading

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Travels with Charley

Becoming One with Benedictines and Baseball in Bridgeport My dear wife Natalie always has my best interests at heart, and so one day a few years back she got on-line and found me, as she said, “a monastery a lot … Continue reading

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Safe Haven

 

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Congratulations are in order

 

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