Reader’s Poem: Till We Have Faces

Orual, the angry king’s homely daughter. Psyche, her lovely young sister. The people offered Psyche as bride to the Mountain God, where she lived a vision Orual could not see. Twisting love, Orual convinces Psyche to betray her groom. When the lamp reveals his beauty, Psyche is banished. The...

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Exercise in Scenario Building: a center for Benedictine living

Introducing a Scenario From time to time every institution needs to rethink how its mission will adapt to changing circumstances. Creating alternative scenarios, as an exercise, encourages people to imagine new possibilities free of constraints, fears, and doubts, while remaining...

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Leaning Into the Future: A Study of the Benedictine Center of St. Paul’s Monastery

By Samuel Rahberg, Director of the Benedictine Center of St. Paul’s Monastery 2675 Benet Road, Saint Paul, MN 55109 | srahberg@stpaulsmonastery.org | info@samuelrahberg.com First printed in The American Benedictine Review (65:1, March 2014) SETTING THE CONTEXT The Benedictine Center of St. Paul’s Monastery, like retreat...

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Faith & Leadership: Befriending Your Limits

Part of effective Christian leadership is learning when to reach beyond and when to accept our own limitations. A spiritual director offers some thoughts and advice on how to do that. This article was first published on 7 Mar...

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