Tuesday, January 15, 2008

A Monastery to Last for a 1000 years

You may have seen this elsewhere by now, but it is worth mentioning here for the record: Tulsa World: A vision appearing

This is a news story about the Benedictine Monks of Tulsa, Oklahoma and the building of a monastery "built to last 1,000 years."

The monastic life, itself one of the most concentrated forms of the liturgical life, being centered around the Mass and the Divine Office -- though also balanced off with "labora" (a very necessary compontent of the monastic life itself) -- may be one of the least thought of, yet significant keys in the restoration of the liturgical life of the Church and the renewal of Christian culture generally.

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