Saint Joseph

A simple man and good he watched the sunbegin its slow and winter creep,and wondered at the numbing night now doneand if his wife had caught a bit of sleep.And jumped: was that the baby he just heardor just the gurgle of a waking bird?No, neither bird nor baby would it seem—that voice again, the … More Saint Joseph

Beannacht / Blessing Feast of St Patrick

By Stuart~John A benediction from the late, beloved John O’Donohue, for the consoling embrace of steadiness and clarity in our most difficult moments For Josie, my mother On the day whenthe weight deadenson your shouldersand you stumble,may the clay danceto balance you. And when your eyesfreeze behindthe grey windowand the ghost of lossgets into you,may a … More Beannacht / Blessing Feast of St Patrick

Blessings on the Feast of the Patroness of Benedictine Oblates-St Frances of Rome

Greetings Oblates and Professed Brothers & Sisters, Happy Feast Day!  St Frances of Rome – March 9th Patroness of Benedictine Oblates  Although during Lent, feast days are often subsumed by our Lenten fasting, prayers, works of charity, and our preferential option to serve the anawim of God, I’d like to not forget St. Frances of Rome, … More Blessings on the Feast of the Patroness of Benedictine Oblates-St Frances of Rome