Awareness of God

To look for God not in the abstract but in the ordinary events of every day.
"We believe that the divine presence is everywhere." R.B. 19

"Place your hope in God alone."  R.B 4.41

Videos

The Benedictine Perspective Through Videography by Br. Simon-Hoa Phan

Around the World with Saint Benedict by Robert Bell

How Hospitality Makes Life Better and Easier by Kathleen Noris

A Monk's Insight on Death by Fr. Mark Thamert

Meditating on Art: The Practice of Visio Divina by Elizabeth Johnson

John McCutcheon Shares by John McCutcheon

Texts

Rule of Benedict, Chapter 19

Strangers to the City by Michael Casey, Ch. 10 (available in Quad 241 & Clemens Library)

Benedictine Living: Reflections for Prayer and Meditation, Ch. 11 by Kate Ritger (available in Quad 241 & Clemens Library)

Radical Hospitality by Lonni Collins Pratt & Fr. Daniel Homan, Ch. 4 (available in Quad 241 & Clemens Library)

Running with Expanding Heart: Meeting God in Everyday Life by Sr. Mary Reuter (available in Quad 241 and Clemens Library)

Swift, Lord, You Are Not by Fr. Kilian McDonnell (available in Quad 241 and Clemens Library)

God Drops and Loses Things by Fr. Kilian McDonnell (available in Quad 241 and Clemens Library)

Acedia and Me by Kathleen Norris (available in Quad 241 and Clemens Library)

Spirituality for Everyday Living by Brian Taylor, Ch. 3 (available in Quad 241 & Alcuin Library)

Reflections/Exercises

St. Benedict's Toolbox by Jane Tomaine, page 18-22

  • Tool #1: Listening for God in a Task
  • Tool #2: Turning to God through Thanksgiving
  • Tool #3: Create a Tangible Reminder of God's Presence in Your Life

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