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“Listen: Does Not Wisdom Call?”

Early in June, a large group of sisters and a small group of…
June 28, 2022/by Amanda Hackett

God and Tea Parties

Downsizing is difficult.
Some things are easy to part with and…
June 23, 2022/by Amanda Hackett

Now I Know Where I Wanna Live!

It’s taken a few years now, but I finally know where I want…
June 21, 2022/by Amanda Hackett

Praying for An End to Gun Violence

On Sunday, June 5, 2022, the Pentecost, I was invited to attend…
June 16, 2022/by Amanda Hackett

Leaving a Life Behind

In my blog last month, I started reflecting on my 13-year journey…
June 14, 2022/by Amanda Hackett

Enter Into the Quiet of a Yearly Retreat

Every year at Saint Benedict’s Monastery, we take time for…
June 7, 2022/by Amanda Hackett

The Open Door

On the wing. – Rule of Benedict Chapter 66

On the last day…
May 31, 2022/by Amanda Hackett

Living Benedictine

Lay people who embrace the way of Benedict long for a greater…
May 26, 2022/by Amanda Hackett

Fascinating Stories From Oral Histories

In this day of genealogy searches, especially through Ancestry.com,…
May 24, 2022/by Amanda Hackett

Little Girl Rise

Talitha koum, He calls. “Little girl rise” (Mark 5:41). Enter…
May 17, 2022/by Amanda Hackett

Days Like Smoke: Jon Hassler’s Memoir

Those of you who are Jon Hassler fans have probably read many…
May 12, 2022/by Amanda Hackett

Anniversary Reflections

On July 11 this year, it will be 13 years since I made first…
May 10, 2022/by Amanda Hackett

Eucharist Minister

I became a Eucharist minister as a student at the College of…
May 3, 2022/by Amanda Hackett

A Little-Known Easter Character

WHO AM I?

I was born in Egypt.
My circle of influence…
April 28, 2022/by Amanda Hackett

Forgiving Pride

“You could never afford those!” The woman’s words stung.

I’d…
April 26, 2022/by Amanda Hackett

Who’s “Putin” You Down?

The war in Ukraine is on everyone’s mind. By the time this…
April 19, 2022/by Amanda Hackett