Garden Tour 2018

One Person’s Witness to Quiet Day

I diligently read all the suggested Lenten Psalms before, during and since the Saturday event.  I came warmly dressed and with Peterson’s Message and Martin Laird’s Into The Silent Land.   The fly leaf described it as being “for those who desire to journey more deeply into the silence of God.”  That sounded right for the Read More

Garden Tour 2018

Community, Solitude, and Witness: The Threefold Good

Fr. Robert Hale, Oblate Director at New Camaldoli writes of the Threefold Good of the Camaldolese Benedictine charism. This is a big reason I became a Camaldolese Oblate. -rby+ The Camaldolese and Universal “Threefold Good.” Fr. Robert, 3/12/18 We Camaldolese have as our “characteristic element” the threefold good, according to our Constitutions.  We believe that Read More

Garden Tour 2018

Oblate Journey: Who are the Camaldolese?

In my previous blog entry on my journey into Benedictine Camaldolese spirituality I shared a brief history of St. Benedict and the early Benedictine monastic movement. Here I wish to briefly discuss the Camaldolese movement within Benedictinism. The Benedictine movement spread rapidly across western Europe during the early Middle Ages, bringing not only the Gospel Read More