Sunday, February 28, 2010

morning walk at Blue Cloud Abbey

Saturday, February 27, 2010

South Dakota winter - II

Friday, February 26, 2010

South Dakota winter

Thursday, February 25, 2010

winter at Blue Cloud Abbey, Marvin, SD

Tuesday, February 23, 2010


Communion delivers us from evil, because it cleanses us of sin and gives us peace of heart that takes away the sting of all other "evils." It brings us the forgiveness of past sins and strengthens us in the face of temptations. It is itself the bread of life that we need daily to grow into eternal life. It makes our will into an instrument at God's disposal. Thereby it lays the foundation for the kingdom of God in us and gives us clean lips and a pure heart to glorify God's holy name. 
-- Saint Teresa Benedicta of the Cross (Edith Stein)

Tuesday, February 09, 2010


May I desire nothing apart from you... Grant that I may often turn my heart towards you and, when I falter, weigh my fault contritely with firm purpose of amendment. Grant me, O Lord my God, a watchful heart that no vain thought may lead away from you; a noble heart that no unworthy affection may debase; an upright heart that no evasiveness may turn aside; a firm heart that no adversity may break; a free heart that no forceful passion may master.

Grant me, O Lord my God, a mind that knows you, an eagerness that seeks you, a wisdom that finds you, a life that pleases you, a perseverance that expects you confidently and a confidence that endlessly possesses you. Grant me to be afflicted through repentance by what you endured, to use your gifts through grace along the way, to rejoice in your joys especially in our homeland through glory. O You who, being God, live and reign for ever and ever. Amen.

-- Saint Thomas Aquinas

Sunday, February 07, 2010

St. Anthony's Monastery

Christianity, maybe as you have never seen it -- here.

Monday, February 01, 2010


My iMac is in for possible transplant surgery & diagnostic testing. Hopefully (please!), I'll be able to resume posting by next Monday. I asked for a loaner iPad but was told they were out of them   ;-)

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