Entries by Amanda Hackett

Holy Humdrum

You might have gathered from some of my previous blogs that I regarded entering the monastery as a Big Thing and that it can be challenging for me when the […]


“I wish I weren’t so shy. I don’t know what to say in conversations.” “Why did I speak so harshly to my sister? I sounded like a know-it-all. She pulled […]

Plowing the Field

On the first evening of my retreat in September, I watched as a farmer was plowing the field in front of the hermitage where I was staying for the week. […]

Benedict’s Wisdom

Due to really difficult issues for me this past year, besides the COVID pandemic, I asked for a two-week vacation time with my family in September. I have never in […]