Looking back to last year…

This posting is offered in answer to a request for a report on the 2009 address of the Benedictine Abbot Primate to the World Congress of Benedictine Oblates in Rome.  More extensive reports on the entire Congress may be found by clicking on this link and visiting postings of the first two weeks in October 2009.  The official Congress website is also available and is a much broader picture of the event. Continue Reading

Seeking God … Transforming the World

By Sr. Ruth Ksycki, OSB

“The earth is full of the goodness of the Lord.” (Psalm 33) This line was the responsorial psalm for the first reading from Ephesians 3:14-21 last week.  As I was doing lectio, I decided to try Sr. Irene Nowell’s method of interspersing the response in between the verses of the reading. (Sr. Irene was the presenter at our Oblate Day this year, for those who missed our annual – and wonderful – gathering.)  Continue Reading


I’ve been AWOL from this blog for the last few month. I have excuses, but everybody’s as busy as I am. Mostly, I just haven’t had anything much to say…or rather I’ve found myself unable to put into words the continuing, rich experience of  the life I live. Continue Reading