Oblate Program at Belmont Abbey, NC

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After Compline (Our beloved friends)

After Compline, the last prayer service (or Divine Office) of the day, I go and set up the books for Vigils, which is our first Office early in the morning. As I set up the books, I see the locals that come here just about every day. They come up for the asperges, which is […]


Five years into the Syrian Civil War, a look at those who’ve fled

Washington D.C., Mar 15, 2016 / 03:12 am (CNA).- March 15 marks five years since civil war broke out in Syria. The conflict has had devastating consequences for the people of the country, many of whom have been forced to flee. Since 2011, Catholic Relief Services has helped to assist more than 1 million Syrians […]


This might be a rant, not sure, let me know

I was having a conversation with a man who called himself a ‘freethinker’. It is a funny term; seeming to imply that they are the only ones who think for themselves and that everyone else is I guess a ‘un-free-thinker’. Sort of like being a un-cola drink; were-in something important is missing, like intelligence. We […]


Muslims shield Christians when Al-Shabaab attacks bus in Kenya

CNN:Their M.O. is a tried and terrifying one: Launch a raid, single out Christians, and then spray them with bullets. But when Al-Shabaab militants ambushed a bus Monday, things didn’t go according to plan. A group of Kenyan Muslims shielded the Christian passengers and told the attackers they were prepared to die together. The Muslim […]