Entries by Amanda Hackett

Ann (Virginia) Arceneau, OSB

Ann (Virginia) Arceneau, OSB November 23, 1929 – March 1, 2019 Saint Benedict’s Monastery St. Joseph, Minn. The Eucharist of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, […]

Angels at the Gas Station

What do a gas station and the angel Gabriel have in common? I was on my way to church and realized I needed gas. I was focused on my homily. […]

Small Bursts of Flame

Sometimes I actually remember. Sometimes when I’m looking into the gentle eyes of one of our older sisters, I’m powerfully reminded again that everything and everyone that exists has “Godness” […]

Clare (Clarion) Shadeg, OSB

Clare (Clarion) Shadeg, OSB March 3, 1923 – February 11, 2019 Saint Benedict’s Monastery St. Joseph, Minn. The Eucharist of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, […]

Questions Unite Us

“Teach me good discernment and knowledge, for I believe in Your commandments.” Psalm 119–66 A wise person once told me, “Questions unite us, answers divide us.” I have used this […]

It Takes Courage to Grow Up

Recently, I came across a quote by E.E. Cummings that caught my attention: “It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are.” I read this and thought how […]