Category: Lent 2016

Cum Ipso Sum in Tribulatione

Nestling Under the Shadow of God Today the sacred liturgy transports us into the desert: an arid wilderness, uncharted, inhospitable, and haunted by evil spirits....

The Crown of Thorns and Mental Illness

Union with the Passion of Christ The sacred liturgy provides man with the divinely inspired means to express his need in every situation, affliction, infirmity,...

Holy Lent 2016

Ash Wednesday Ash Wednesday addresses the heart. Ashes are sprinkled on our heads, but Lent is lived in the heart. God wants pierced hearts. God...

With a Book and a Heavenly Companion

In the grey light of early morning on Quinquagesima Monday, between Lauds and Prime, we assembled in the Chapter Room to listen, once again, to...

For Our Oblates . . . and Others

Saint Benedict the Practical When it comes to the observance of Lent, Saint Benedict is very practical, very concrete. He doesn’t spend a lot of...