By Stuart-John Tigchelaar October 17 – 20, 2019 Oblate Retreat Mount Saviour Monastery “It is a matter of becoming. You are always becoming.” So said Brother Pierre as he spoke to us on the “Historical and musical perspectives on the psalms and song life at Mount Saviour.” And, he continued, “The music embraces … More Notes on Oblate Gathering
Fall has changed to Winter, at least on the landscape, even if not officially on the calendar. A few days ago an unexpected snowstorm struck while I was away from home. Driving back, my truck slide into a ditch. I waited three hours for AAA to “extricate” me, but help never arrived. When I re-contacted … More Oblates as Witnesses: November 23, 2018: [A Post-Script to My Journal Reflection on October 18, 2018]
I was not able to attend our Oblate Retreat at Mount Saviour this year. Penny Allen has kindly provided the text and methodology that was used at our Retreat to reflect on the material in Sister Chittester’s above named address to the Oblate Congress in Rome in November 2017. Had I been in attendance at … More “Let the Call be Heard,” a comment.
Use any cliche you want about time passing quickly and you’ll find that it is true, even truer than you thought. I came to Paris what seems like yesterday and what was, in fact, a month ago. What I have been doing is what I want to share. Paris, like any large city, has a … More Notes From the Field #5
It’s odd to walk into a church and venerate with a kiss the portrait of someone who lived and died during ones own life time, yet that is what I have been doing for the past few weeks.. When I walk into the church here there is an icon of a bishop, Nikita, who was … More Notes From the Field #4