Beatification of Trappist Monks
News report from the Vatican: The beatification of 19 martyrs of Algeria, including the seven Trappist monks of Tibhirine, will be celebrated Dec. 8 in Oran, Algeria, the country’s bishops announced. You’ll find a report from the Vatican at Algerian martyrs. A follow up article after the beatification is reported on Beatification.
Meanwhile On The Home Front
The Catholic Courier of Rochester published on its web site a recent interview of our Prior, Fr. Isaac Slater, in which is reported some of the new ways the Abbey is exploring ways of connecting with the public while maintaining the integrity of our monastic life. The article can be found at Catholic Courier article.
How must we live in order to be, or to become, capable of happiness? The question is one which ought to occupy us nowadays more than ever before. Man should take his happiness as seriously as takes himself. And he ought to believe God and his own heart when, even in distress and trouble, he has an intuitive feeling that he was created for happiness.
But this entails certain clear convictions. For a full and satisfying life man must know what it is all about. He must have no doubts about being on the right road with all the saints to back him up, and divine strength to support him. Such a life is a dedicated one, conscious of being blessed and touched by God himself.
Prison Meditations of Fr. Alfred Delp
Alfred Delp, SJ