January.February 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

January.February 2018

5 Ways to Live Like A Monk in the World

Here are five tenets of Benedictine monasticism that you can cultivate in your life by Fr. Paul Sheller, OSB, Vocation Director, Conception Abbey 1. Cultivate Silence St. Benedict wrote, “Speaking and teaching are the master’s task; the disciple is to be silent and listen” (RB 6:8). Silence is the environment that allows you to listen Read More