Favorite Things

In This House of Brede–The Liturgical Seasons

In This House of Brede–The Liturgical Seasons

I have a new gem to share with you from In This House of Brede. It’s about the liturgical seasons and how it entertains us. Following is a conversation between a new postulant and a nun, Dame Clare: “…very dear, though still exacting.” These words describe my feelings as we are at the beginning of Great Lent. I love the liturgical […]

Gems and Musings from This House of Brede–Whores and Tramps

Gems and Musings from This House of Brede–Whores and Tramps

I paused when I read this. It’s absolutely true, of course, and the same can be said about Eastern Orthodox churches. Let’s just look at the saints. Like Saint Mary of Egypt in the icon above or Saint Moses the Strong. Or some of the Fools for Christ, like Saint Basil the Blessed. A funny story about Saint Basil tells of […]

Gems and Musings from the House of Brede

Gems and Musings from the House of Brede

I have a new book on my list of favorites: In This House of Brede by Rummer Godden. It is a book beloved by many people. I’m not surprised to find myself enjoying the book, after all, it is about religion, nuns, and the everyday ordinary-extraordinary ins-and-outs of life at a Benedictine Abbey; It is the story of a Christian community.  […]

Favorite Things: Children Books, and Monk Projects

Favorite Things: Children Books, and Monk Projects

Today I want to share some great books I’ve read with the kids recently and two new projects from two of the monks at HRM. First up is The Suitcase by Jane G. Meyer. I was thrilled when I heard Jane wrote a new book because I love all of her books; It isn’t clear who loves them more in […]

Favorite Things…Planners and Schedules

Favorite Things…Planners and Schedules

Be careful then how you live, not as unwise people but as wise, making the most of the time, because the days are evil. So do not be foolish, but understand what the will of the Lord is. — Ephesians 5:15-17 I have a love-hate relationship with schedules. In the past I have had the household on a strict schedule which worked […]

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