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Psalm Commentaries to Resume

Dear Friends, Many of you enjoyed the Commentaries on the Psalms by Blessed John Paul and Pope Benedict XVI posted here on the site.  While they are all available on the Vatican web site they are difficult to research and to find, which, in my thinking, is a great loss. As a help to the […]

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How important are the things we save?

We all take care of the important things of life. We build our careers, care for our families and we hold on to items that we will need in the future. Recently my father-in-law passed away and I was helping my wife and sister-in-law in clean up the house. It is amazing how much we […]

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Oblate Commitments

At the last meeting a description of how Benedictine Oblates might best serve in the light of Vatican II was submitted for discussion. Using the Constitution and Guidelines for the spiritual life of Oblates, as approved by American Cassinese Federation, the following outline was developed. Oblates are reminded that these are goals they should strive […]

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Numbering of the Psalms

At the last Oblate meeting a question about the numbering  of the Psalms was raised. This difference is important particularly as you read the Rule of St. Benedict or the commentary on the Psalms that have been posted to the site. The reason for the difference is the Christian numbering of the Psalms, as found […]

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Christian and Muslims

In the news over the past week we are struck with the very poignant scenes of Christian cursing Muslim and Muslim cursing Christian at a time when the nation remembers the extraordinary events of 9-11. But have we forgotten we are all brothers and sisters in faith? Abraham’s God is the God of Christian, Jew, […]

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Honor and Deceit

Recently a young man was presented his Eagle Award. Just before the presentation the speaker talked about what is a central theme of the Scouting movement, Honor. A Scout pledges on his honor to do all that is expected of him as a scout, family member, and citizen. To violate his honor could mean forfeiture […]

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On Daily Manual Work

There has been some discussion among the Oblates as to what is our calling when is comes to RB 48, On the Daily Manual Labor. It has been suggested by several that this should translate into volunteer service to the Monastery, doing some of the physical labor that is needed to be done. This might […]

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Website Threshold Reached

The Oblate website crossed the 10,000 hit threshold October 7, 2009. I could not help but  note the threshold was crossed on a feast day of Our Lady and hope that she will continue to bless this ministry of the Oblate program through the years to come. It is remarkable to see the reach of […]

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Two Lives: Fr. Raymond and Betty

Over the summer I was privileged to attend two funerals, Fr. Raymond and my mother-in-law, Betty Ray Canipe. Why would I connect the two? It is quite simple. Betty passed away on Saturday and Fr. Raymond passed away on Sunday. So close together I could not help reflect on parallels between the two of them […]

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A New Look at Creation and the Universe

This story is not what is typically placed on the site, but the photography is so stunning and the concepts so intriguing it seems to have a place. The world debates whether there is a God or not. Did He create the Universe or was it just one big accident? Did the Lord God have […]

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