Monastic Life Always Demands Change

Abbot Theodore was my Novice Director years ago. He suggested that we, novices, keep a house plant in our dormitory room to observe how much it grew and changed during one year. He spoke about growth meaning constant change. We…

Second Sunday of Easter; Doubting Thomas

The 2nd Sunday of Easter used to be called Low Sunday or Doubting Thomas Sunday. Now it is more known as Divine Mercy Sunday. For numerous years, I taught a class entitled, Catholic Novels. An author whom the students grew…