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Today marks the Feast of St. Scholastica, a special day for Benedictines around the world. You can learn more about this important date by reading this article.
Remember us, O God;
From age to age be our comforter.
You have given us the wonder of time,
blessings in days and nights, seasons and years.
Bless your children at the turning of the year
Without me taking sides, the situation in Gaza, as you know, turned from horrific to catastrophic, anywhere within the 40 kilometre Gaza Strip. Since early December, I didn’t have contact with most of people there due to bombings and internet blackouts. Just yesterday I received a short message from my former student that they ended up in the middle bombings in the centre of Gaza City, and even in the “safe zone” where their church is, they are slowly dying.
The Holy Mystery of Christmas
- is love enfolded in an infant.
- a presence among us,
- comes with a joy deep within.
As we celebrate the Birth of a Child
Let us remember Love enfolded in a child
From Sr. Ann Hoffman
I participated in the AIM Council meeting November 28-29, 2023, in my role as Director of AIM USA. The meeting was in Subiaco, Italy, where Benedictine monasticism began.
Please hold all the suffering people of Israel and Gaza in your prayers. There are six Benedictine and Cistercian monasteries in Israel. Pray for an end to the war.
We are pleased to present Mother Blandyna's presentation regarding the situation in Ukraine.
Today is the 75th anniversary of the uprising in Poland. Three Benedictine Sisters had to hide in the basement of a Church which they made into a safe-haven, a clinic for the wounded. From the beginning they knew they were going to die. They made a promise: they would give their lives for the success of the uprising and freedom for Poland. The Nazis bombed the Church. The Sisters who made this sacrifice died at this time.
Thursday, August 31, 2023
MOTHER BLANDYNA MICHNIEWICZ, OSBap
Abbess, Monastery of Benedictine Nuns of Perpetual Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament in Warsaw, Poland will present a first-hand account of the tragedy of the war in Ukraine.