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The Conversation that is Monasticism

A Prinknash Oblate’s Contribution to the Conversation

A reflection on Christian Meditation

Meditation is not what you think

Reflections on the Rule of St Benedict

Extract from Via Vitae, the newsletter of the
Benedictine Oblate Community
of the World Community of Christian Meditation: Reflections on the Rule of St Benedict

Oblate Travelogue

Sue Thomson, Oblate of Prinknash Abbey
presents a travelogue from the Cotswolds to Scotland with
a Benedictine Oblate theme in Oblate on the Move

World Community for Christian Meditation Oblates

Laurence Freeman OSB writes about World Community for Christian Meditation Oblates in Monastics in the World

St Benedict

Pope Benedict XVI’s reflections on Saint Benedict of Norcia from his speech on St Peter’s Square on 9th April 2008.

Benedictine Monasticism and the Lay Vocation

Andrew Bourque BA BEd MRE MTS, based in Georgetown, Ontario, Canada wrote a thesis on “Benedictine Monasticism and the Lay Vocation” as part of his Master of Theological Studies course at St. Peter’s Seminary, London, Ontario. He generously makes it available at the Order of St Benedict website.

The Deafening Silence of Monastic Life

Please click here for a recent interview with Fabio Tassone, the museum director of the Carthusian monastery of Serra San Bruno in Italy, by Antonio Gaspari and Maurizio Tripi.

The Role of Hope in Benedictine Spirituality
Interview with Sister Maricarmen Bracamontes

Divine Office on the go

Owners of e-book readers such as the Kindle can now create their own edition of the Divine Office by downloading the necessary software and content files from the Universalis website (one month free trial available). For detailed instructions (Windows PC and Kindle) please click here and for Ealing oblate Jennifer Smith’s personal account of how the Kindle is transforming her oblate life, please click here.

Book reviews

Some thoughts on “The Monastery of the Heart” (A book by Sister Joan Chittister OSB) by Revd Gerry Reilly OblSB

Light of the World” a Must-Read; Literary Treasures Sound Bites Fail to Capture Benedict XVI’s Message By Elizabeth Lev

Library Review

The Vatican and Its Books By Elizabeth Lev

The views expressed in any of the above listed articles are not necessarily shared by the UK Oblates team.

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