Entries by Amanda Hackett

“Let Him Stay”

It is a lovely sunny Sunday in the Bahamas. The doors and windows in St. Joseph Church are wide open as Mr. Cyril Baker and the choir begin a fantastic […]

Lectio and Letting Go

Sometimes lectio begins in the strangest places. Perhaps this is because, as a 10-year-old child, Sister Placid told me I could pray anywhere, anytime. Prayer could begin almost any way […]

Bring Us Back

It is no secret that we have abused and continue to abuse Mother Earth! No wonder she erupts with tornadoes, hurricanes, big black holes! We have spent trillions of dollars […]

Jeanne Marie Vanderlinde, OSB

Jeanne Marie Vanderlinde, OSB Saint Benedict’s Monastery St. Joseph, Minn. August 16, 1950 – April 27, 2023 The Eucharist of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, […]

“Ad Sum” (I am Here)

“Sir, if you have carried him away, tell me where you have laid him, and I will take him away.”  “Mary.”  “Rabboni!” The soft lilt of a woman’s voice washed […]