Keep Awake! – Br. Curtis Almquist

Matthew 24:37-44

…Keep awake, for you do not now on what day your Lord is coming But understand this: if the owner of the house had known in what part of the night the thief was coming he would have stayed awake and wound not have let his house be broken into. Therefore you also must be ready, for the Son of Man is coming at un unexpected hour. Continue reading

St. Margaret of Scotland – Br. James Koester

Matthew 13:44-52

It is hard to believe, but in less than two weeks we will be celebrating Advent Sunday and will begin again the liturgical cycle that will take us through Advent and onto Christmas and past Epiphany and Lent and Easter and back to these weeks after Pentecost. The cycle of feast and fast, of purple and white and red and green seems each year to happen faster and faster. Continue reading

Humility – Br. Curtis Almquist

Luke 17:7-10

The story is told about a young man who set out on a quest. [i] More than anything else in the world he wanted an answer to the question, “What is the meaning of life?” He asked his question all around, but without satisfaction, and finally he heard of an old monk who lived on a mountain top in a distant land. The old monk would likely know the answer. Continue reading