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General Chapter - Wednesday, May 20

          Once again I'm a day late with these blog posts, as if any of you are losing sleep over the fact. But, while I hope you've been sleeping soundly, I myself have been losing some sleep. And I am not the only one. A number of friars have said as much, that they've had trouble sleeping.           The
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General Chapter - Tuesday, May 19

          Today was the first of two days devoted to the presence and participation of the nuns at the Chapter. It was also the first day since the start of Chapter that the heavens opened and it rained. What is one to make of that? I don't know. But it must mean something.           There are, I believe, 18 sisters
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General Chapter - Tuesday, May 12

          This morning we went for mass at the Carmel of the Incarnation. The more than 100 of us pretty much filled the not otherwise cramped quarters of their daily mass chapel--the Chapel of the Transverberation, as it's called. (I have to record the name here because I can't resist the opportunity to use the word transverberation.)          
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Abbey Youth Fest 2014

On the weekend of March 22nd I traveled to Covington, Louisiana to participate in and do vocational promotion at the Abbey Youth Fest. This event is organized every year by the Benedictine monks of St. Josephʼs Abbey. It draws many young people from different parts of the nation come together to celebrate the joy of following Christ in his Church. Those who attend can enjoy awesome live Christian
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50th Jubilee of Religious Profession

On Saturday January 25th, with much joy and gratitude to God, our friars of San Antonio and some from other communities joined our nuns from the San Antonio Carmel in celebrating the 50th Profession Jubilee of Mother Teresita Leonard.We celebrated the Holy Eucharist, with our Provincial Fr. Luis Castañeda presiding. The convent’s chapel was overflowing with friends, family members, and
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