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Saris and Saints

BLOG: Of Saris and Saints

Mother Teresa of Calcutta said, “If you can’t feed a hundred people, then just feed one.” During a January 2014 visit to India with 1971 Subiaco graduate John Beuerlein, I visited the tomb of Mother Teresa in Calcutta and in the same building saw her followers, the Missionaries of Charity, lovingly caring for and feeding…

St Gregory of Nyssa

BLOG: St. Gregory of Nyssa

Benedictines use a special liturgical book called the “Benedictine Supplement,” which contains the Mass texts for a number of saints for whom the Roman Missal does not provide proper texts.  One of these is St. Gregory of Nyssa, celebrated on January 10.  The question is:  Why do we honor St. Gregory of Nyssa as especially…

Volunteers

NEWS: Volunteers Essential to Subiaco’s Mission

From the earliest days when our monastery was founded in 1878, it has never been solely about the monks.  In fact, our monastery was founded to provide a specific need for the German speaking Catholic immigrants who had moved to Arkansas. When Fr. Wolfgang arrived with two Brothers to establish our foundation, it would be…

Televangelist

BLOG: Why Do I Hate?

Q: Why do I hate Christian rock, televangelists, and the Christian right? A: I don’t like jazz music. In fact, I cannot stand it. Same thing. Last time I checked, we are not forced to like all kinds of music. So my advice is, if you don’t like Christian rock, don’t listen to it. Next,…

Christmas

BLOG: Merry Christmas

For many people, the celebration of Christmas ends with Christmas day.  For Catholics and other liturgical Christians, the celebration of Christmas begins with Christmas day. The wider American culture begins celebrating Christmas at Thanksgiving or, in many cases, even before Halloween.  Christmas carols regale shoppers for weeks before the feast, and trees and other decorations…