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Bob’s Wednesday Blog

    As the first week of Advent begins Jesus urges us to “keep watch…”{ Mt 24:42} as to the time of his return. How interesting that in the five verses that proceed this passage, the people are all engaged … Continue reading
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Simple Commitment & Humility

This fall Paraclete will publish The Last Monk of Tibhirine – the story of Jean-Pierre Schumacher, now the only surviving monk from Our Lady of Atlas monastery where seven monks were abducted and killed by Algerian terrorists in 1996. I just finished reading the manuscript copy … Continue reading
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Gregorian chant: The Grandfather of music

Lately, Gloriæ Dei Cantores’ chant recordings have received a lot of favorable attention. We’re thrilled, of course—we view Gregorian chant as the beloved “grandfather” of all western music, and it provides the heartbeat of our monastic vocation. “Seven times a day … Continue reading
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Taking our cue from the fish

It’s is officially the best time of the year! The herring are running again. For anyone who doesn’t have the distinct pleasure of living near the ocean, the herring (fish) swim upstream to lay their eggs in the calmer ponds. … Continue reading
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A (sales) room with a view

September: it’s the time of year for new beginnings, new starts and fresh vision!  At Paraclete our sales year runs from September through August, so we are listening and praying about new ideas as we begin again.  I always find … Continue reading
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