Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Friar Ron Pecci and the three new Postulants visit the Monastery

The Three Postulants, Pedro, John and Jeff came for Mass and dinner and then shared with us their vocation story.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Our Sister Barbara leaves for Bolivia, South America

Sister Barbara, from our Monastery and Sister Ann from the Monastery
in Langhorne, PA
left for a visitation of our Monastery in Corico, Bolivia after a prayer service and blessing from the Community. We founded the Bolivia monastery around 1959 or so and now that it has all women from Bolivia we continue to be aware of them and wish to know that all is well with them- hence a visit from the USA Clares. Sister Jane from our Monastery in Montana and our Religious Assistant Friar Tom Hartle OFM, also went on the trip. The latter two are not in the picture.

Murray Bodo OFM gives the Poor Clares in Chesterfield , a day of Poetry Reading

Murray Bodo, OFM
Murray Bodo is one writer who, in this age of deconstruction and cynicism, resolutely believes that literature and life are deeply entwined. Perhaps that’s not surprising for a Franciscan friar and the author of best-selling books about St. Francis and St. Clare. But for Fr. Bodo, the essence of good writing is not preaching, but the adumbration of mystery. From his own poetry and creative non-fiction to his literary tributes to kindred spirits like Thomas Merton and Denise Levertov, Fr. Bodo invites us to find the meditative space where grace can make us whole. Unlike most religious writers, Fr. Bodo’s language never smacks of mere piety—which is probably why he’s one of our most popular Christian writers.

Pope Francis visits Sister in Umbria