Saturday, April 20, 2002

SISTER MONASTERIES
Today we are receiving a guest who is a nun in one of the other monasteries of our Order. We offer retreats to one another. I call it Monastery hopping sometimes.

Friday, April 19, 2002

INFIRMARY
Getting sick in the monastery usually involves calling upon the Infirmarian within the community, and for special treatment, we leave the enclosure to go to doctors.

Thursday, April 18, 2002

PRAYER STYLES
The contemplative life incorporates many prayer styles; vocal or devotional prayers, the chanting of the psalms in the Liturgy of the Hours, Eucharist, centering prayer, Jesus prayer, shared Scriptural prayer and in our community, monthly, charismatic prayer and most especially, REVIVAL.

Tuesday, April 16, 2002

RETREATANTS
Another way to share out daily life for a short period is by coming for a weekend or week long retreat, praying with the community and sharing at table. Meditation, Liturgy of the Hours, Eucharist are all part of the day. Private prayer before the Blessed Sacrament or on the outside grounds of 7 acres is another option.

Sunday, April 14, 2002

ASSOCIATES
An associate to our monastery is a lay person who provides for her own means of economic support and home, but comes to the monastery for prayer, spiritual sharing and community life. It's a great way to slowly become familiar with the community