A Spirit Joyously Loose in the World

I first met Benedict Reid in the ‘70s and was immediately impressed by the abiding sense of peace projected by this deeply spiritual man. An excellent listener, he always saw different ways to approach an issue, and he had a wonderful sense of humor. I was delighted recently to find this Benedictine monk now living … READ MORE…

Magical Moments: Lenten Lauds

You know when you discover something magical, something that really sings to your soul, and you want to wrap it up and bring it home? I felt that way at Mt. Calvary in Santa Barbara listening to Lauds. I attend Good Samaritan Episcopal up in UTC, but when I heard St. Paul’s was having a … READ MORE…

A Benedictine Retreat

Dear Friends at St. Paul’s, I just came back from a retreat in Healdsburg, CA – a Benedictine Experience! Thought I’d tell a story about it … Visiting my spiritual director last year, I scampered around her bookshelves, peering at titles of tomes. A small, slender volume squeaked from the shelf, its title faded, “Seeking … READ MORE…

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