Entries by Amanda Hackett

What Do We Do With Leftovers?

Paging through my baby book, I stumbled upon an entry my mother made when I was six. We were coming out of Mass. Msgr. Riorden was greeting folks. As my mother stopped to say hello, the story goes Msgr. Riorden tapped me on the head and asked how I was. The gospel was the one […]

New Blog: “What Do We Do With Leftovers?”

Blog Title: What Do We Do With Leftovers? Author: Pat Pickett, OblSB Upon hearing the biblical story about the feeding of 5,000 people with only five loaves of bread and two fish, an inquisitive six-year-old oblate Pat Pickett asked, “What did they do with the leftovers?” In today’s blog, she reflects on her search for the […]

Bridgefolk Conference 2021

The19th annual *Bridgefolk conference will be held August 13–14, 2021, via Zoom. This year’s conference, Called Together to Face Racial Injustice: Starting Close In, invites people of all races, creeds and ethnic backgrounds to join together to face racial injustice and honestly ask questions to help identify how we may unconsciously harbor racist attitudes which contribute […]

Job Opportunities!

If you are searching for a work environment where respect, compassion, gratitude, and peace flourish, look no further! Join our compassionate teams at Saint Benedict’s Monastery in St. Joseph and Saint Scholastica Convent in St. Cloud! We are currently hiring for the following positions: Certified Nursing Assistants – Saint Scholastica Convent As part of a […]

One Purple Iris

The iris sets were planted a season ago. As a friend had gifted them, my hopes were high of seeing the flowers come to life. However, the winter months had not been kind, and I doubted any would be resurrected this spring. I was wrong. Little by little, the green poked right on up as […]

Stimulating Creativity

Writers will tell us that we can’t be creative if we refuse to be confused! I like that principle although it may be scary to admit that, although we may not always be joined at our heads, we are at our hearts! We want change even though we may not welcome otherness, strangeness, and differences! […]

Spirituality Center●Studium Offerings: August 2021

Brothers and Sisters All: Pope Francis’ Vision for the World This online discussion of Pope Francis’ encyclical, Fratelli Tutti, will explore his suggestions for creating a culture of peace and justice through dialogue. Registrants will need copies of the encyclical. Dates: Wednesdays, August 4, 11, 18 Time: 10–11:30 a.m. Facilitators: Christian Morris, OSB, Katherine Howard, […]

Sounds of Silence

Does silence have sound? My answer is “Yes.” Silence has a sound so pure, so quiet, there are no words to describe it. I think of silence as an open space, void of anything, yet open to receive everything. Consider the silence you may experience when walking alone in the stillness of a summer day; […]