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Signs, Signs

Signs, signs. Which way should I go? On the way of St. James,…
April 14, 2022/by Amanda Hackett

War and Psalms

Psalms are the bedrock of Benedictine prayer. We pray them three…
April 12, 2022/by Amanda Hackett

Stop and Help

Sometimes when I am in my office, someone may walk in and ask…
April 5, 2022/by Amanda Hackett

Being Benedictine

I will never, never skip a word of the Rule of St. Benedict again!

All…
March 31, 2022/by Amanda Hackett

Alone at the Cottage

All the others are
over there, beyond
my view. I enter
deep…
March 29, 2022/by Amanda Hackett

Love on Our Sleeves

Thinking about Good Friday, I wondered where it had taken me.…
March 24, 2022/by Amanda Hackett

Same-Day Surgery

One way to become acquainted with a health care facility is to…
March 22, 2022/by Amanda Hackett

One Night’s Stay Turned into Two

“Can you help me make a hotel reservation?” said I to the…
March 15, 2022/by Amanda Hackett

Planting Seeds

“All the flowers of all the tomorrows are in the seeds of today.”…
March 10, 2022/by Amanda Hackett

My Favorite Places

My favorite places
Scientists say we are connected through a…
March 8, 2022/by Amanda Hackett

Wearing Glasses

I have been wearing eyeglasses since the sixth grade. When I…
March 1, 2022/by Amanda Hackett

Making Lent Real

How can Lent be almost here when it seems as though we just went…
February 24, 2022/by Amanda Hackett

Being Prepared

In my career as a teacher, I always wanted to be prepared for…
February 22, 2022/by Amanda Hackett

The New Puppy

Our dog died last year. She was a hand-me-down from the college…
February 15, 2022/by Amanda Hackett

Every Year the Feast of St. Scholastica Has a Double Meaning for Me

I was over the moon. My beautiful new, too expensive, dress was…
February 10, 2022/by Amanda Hackett

Paying Rent

Struggling with my homework when I was a student at our local…
February 8, 2022/by Amanda Hackett