Sunday, September 9, 2012


Deo Gratias!

I would like to take a moment to especially welcome anyone who has just stumbled across this blog, or who might have been away from "screen visitations" for a few weeks.  

It can be strange to return from vacation, or from getting the children settled into a new school year.... and then come back to a blog to find writers and readers in the midst of something like "a monastic day." 

What's this all about, anyway?  Would I even be able to "catch up?"  

To answer the first question:  we are in the middle of looking into a few facets of a "monastic day."  We're proceeding more or less in order, from morning to night.  

And to answer the second question:  yes.   

If you look at the top of this screen, you should see the words "A Monastic Day" at the far right.  If you click on that, you'll find all of the parts so far of this "monastic day," placed in the order in which they were posted.  As you probably know, if you click on a title, it will open right up. 

Welcome back!  Or welcome for the first time, whichever the case may be.  And you can leave comments if you like, by clicking this line to get to the "parlor."  It's good to have you here! 

"As soon as anyone knocks, the doorkeeper must answer Deo Gratias, or give him a blessing, and open the gate quickly."  (from the Rule of St. Benedict)