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Henri’s Perspective

07 Aug

“Gazing is probably the best word to touch the core of Eastern spirituality.  Whereas St. Benedict, who has set the tone for the spirituality of the West, calls us first of all to listen, the Byzantine fathers focus on gazing. This is especially evident in the liturgical life of the Eastern church.  The words in […]

Sharing Discoveries

06 Aug

For those who know me,  I am ever curious and inquisitive–always searching for interesting things to learn about!  This morning I discovered an interesting workshop–carving an icon from wood or stone.  Enchanting!  Though the deadline is coming up for registrations and the class size is limited to ten individuals–here is the link for you to […]

Crafting Your Icon Board

29 Jul

During our last guild meeting we discussed the possibility of crafting our own icon boards.  Understanding the process is time consuming and rather smelly, we embraced the idea as many of us who love the creative process felt the desire to start at the very beginning of making the icon, creating the board. Lindenwood, poplar […]

Museum of Russian Icons

27 Jun

During our last guild meeting, we discussed planning a trip to the Museum of Russian Icons in Clinton, Massachusetts in the Spring/Summer of 2015.  The event will be a four day excursion to explore the museum and its artifacts.  St. Benedict Abbey offers rooms (shared or private) at a suggested donation of $40.00 per night. […]

Our Spiritual Journey

26 Jun

Living in today’s world filled with suffering and pain, one asks “what can I do to relieve this madness and perhaps make a difference in a positive way?” The answer comes in the form of contemplative prayer; PRAY WITHOUT CEASING! Where negatives exist in peoples’ lives, our positive message invites them to conversion of heart. […]