Friday, March 14, 2008

Keeping the Monastic Tradition

On March 12, we commemorated the founding of our Abbey, when in 1935, three sisters (see picture on left) were sent from Germany to Boulder, Colorado to establish another monastery. In Boulder-- then a remote farming land-- the sisters built a strong foundation through their faithful work under harsh conditions and extreme poverty. The following is a reflection by Mother Maria- Michael Newe, OSB on what it means for us today to continue the tradition our founding sisters passed on to us.

Obstacles can help keep us going as they keep us focused on our goal. We push through when we seek God alone. Let us keep the monastic life as we should live it so that we can pass it on to the next generation with confidence.

We have been given the work of the Divine Office—to pray. We are to keep the prayer of the Church on-going. When we seek God with all our hearts, that is what keeps us going.

We are monks. We are dedicated to God. We sing His praises. We serve one another. We seek God in each other.

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