18th Sunday of Ordinary Time

As a new student monk residing at Sant’ Anselmo, the Benedictine motherhouse in Rome, one of the first small tasks I had to master was to memorize the Latin version of one of the traditional monastic forms for grace before meals. The opening of this prayer was an adaptation of the Psalm we sing together […]

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6th Sunday of Ordinary Time

The Book of Wisdom we hear from today was composed quite late in the Old Testament era, likely less than a hundred years before the birth of Jesus. Its inspired author wrote in Greek rather than the Hebrew language in which the earlier books of the Old Testament were written, and he had developed a […]

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Two Men To Enter Monastery July 10

Two Saint Vincent College graduates will officially enter the monastery at Saint Vincent Archabbey as novices at morning prayer on Friday, July 10. They will spend a year in prayer and discernment as they determine their vocations as Benedictine monks. Alex “Jimmy” Rosa, of Odenton, Maryland, a 2016 graduate of Mount Saint Joseph High School, […]

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14th Sunday of Ordinary Time

On Independence Day Americans remember our founding as a nation when the Declaration of Independence was approved by the Second Continental Congress on July 4, 1776. Traditionally this day is marked by celebrations of national unity and remembrance of those who have served in the armed forces to preserve our freedoms—especially those who have died […]

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