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Benedict’s Wisdom

Due to really difficult issues for me this past year, besides…
September 27, 2022/by Amanda Hackett

Not All is Lost

St. Anthony strengthens my belief in God. St. Anthony answers…
September 22, 2022/by Amanda Hackett

An Offering of Stability

Making my way into the kitchen brought silence. It’s easy to…
September 20, 2022/by Amanda Hackett

At Home

“Where we love is home—home that our feet may leave, but…
September 13, 2022/by Amanda Hackett

Snapshots

The photos on Maria’s bulletin board give glimpses of her life.…
September 8, 2022/by Amanda Hackett

Lectio Divina

The prayer lectio divina (prayerful reading) is part of my daily…
September 6, 2022/by Amanda Hackett

Me Too

When I heard a woman mention that Sunday’s gospel had no relevance…
August 25, 2022/by Amanda Hackett

And Then There Were Three…

Hospitality in action can be witnessed in the monastic dining…
August 23, 2022/by Amanda Hackett

Sacred Stability

“I’ve been out in my garden working quite a bit. Maybe I…
August 16, 2022/by Amanda Hackett

Good People, Good Places

As a child, I loved all the classic children’s stories, such…
August 9, 2022/by Amanda Hackett

Summer Camp for Girls at Saint Benedict’s Monastery

Because of COVID, our 3G camp (God, Girls and Good Times) had…
August 4, 2022/by Amanda Hackett

Stuck in Traffic

The two seasons we commonly experience on Minnesota roadways…
August 2, 2022/by Amanda Hackett

This is a Story About Sister Paula Revier

As a young girl (pre-teen) in the St. Cloud Orphanage, I looked…
July 28, 2022/by Amanda Hackett

Limping Lilacs

Little purple flowers are my thing. They show up like signposts…
July 19, 2022/by Amanda Hackett

Significant Date

July 11, the Feast of Saint Benedict, is the 10th anniversary…
July 12, 2022/by Amanda Hackett

Blessing Quilt

To celebrate my perpetual profession in 1989, I invited community…
July 5, 2022/by Amanda Hackett