Eyes on the Prize

A reflection by Mother Maria-Michael Newe, OSB I think one of the keys to a meaningful life is to remember things that are eternal. St. Benedict talks about this in his Rule. In the Prologue he exhorts us to “keep your eyes on eternity,” and in Chapter 72 he writes, “let them prefer nothing whatever … More Eyes on the Prize

Honoring Our Patroness

God our Father, the life and deeds of St. Walburga are resplendent with your glory. As we join with her in worship before your throne, grant that our prayer may effect healing and comfort for all those who seek her aid. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you in … More Honoring Our Patroness

A Lesson from King David

“He has raised up a horn for our salvation within the house of David his servant” Luke 1:69 A reflection on the King David of the Old Testament by Mother Maria-Michael Newe, OSB David could be a really controversial character because of some of the things he did in his life. He had a sword…and … More A Lesson from King David

Free to Serve

A reflection on the Gospel reading for the fourth Thursday in Ordinary Time (Mark 6:7-13) by Mother Maria-Michael Newe, OSB Today in the Gospel reading, Jesus summoned the twelve apostles and sent them out two by two, giving them authority to drive out unclean spirits. When He describes what they should take with them, notice … More Free to Serve

The Blessing of Misery

A reflection on the first Mass reading for the first Tuesday in Ordinary Time (1 Samuel 1:9-20) by Mother Maria-Michael Newe, OSB In the beautiful story about Hannah, we hear that “in her bitterness she prayed to the Lord, weeping copiously” (1 Sam 1:10). St. Benedict also says that we should weep in our prayer. … More The Blessing of Misery

On Eagles’ Wings

A reflection on Isaiah 40:25-31 by Mother Maria-Michael Newe, OSB In Isaiah we hear, “He leads out their army and numbers them, calling them all by name” (Isaiah 40:26). I have a hard time with names, so if anybody can call an army, each one by name, that is a miracle. But that’s how personal … More On Eagles’ Wings