Thursday, March 29, 2018
To recap and to really just want to refresh your memory, just for the heck of it yeah, (at least to those who may have found me online and those who have been following me all this time) that I joined the Benedictine Monastery of Christ in the Desert in Abiquiu NM, USA so I became monk in year 2002, took my Simple Vows in year 2003, and then completed my monastic formation in Simple Vows three years later.
In year 2006, I received monastic blessings from my Abbot Superior when I professed my Solemn-Perpetual monastic Vows. But I just want to remind you before I skip and totally forget it that prior to that, I have started blogging in year 2004 which is why my published posts were dated back in that particular year. In year 2008, my superior sent me to the Catholic Seminary of Saint Meinrad Theological Seminary in Indiana, USA to undergo Seminary studies and burn midnight candles to be able to get through with my Priestly Formation Program.
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Tuesday, April 7, 2015
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Tuesday, August 26, 2014
It was challenging because I needed to stay late at night in order to do the setup at the kitchen and refectory of the monastery.
The time i spent in setting for breakfast ate up my sleeping time and therefore shortened my hours of sleep. This gave me a real trouble waking up at 3:30Am to prepare for the first prayers of the day which was at 4:00AM.
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Sunday, August 10, 2014
The first stage for a prospective candidate is to live in our Guesthouse for a week to ten days; we might ask him to do this a few times before inviting him into the Cloister. Once in the monastery he will be expected to participate fully in the life of the community.
This stage is referred to as the Observership, and it usually lasts for a month or two depending on each individual case. Next comes the
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Friday, July 18, 2014
Before I came to the monastery in year 2002, I never knew how to cook. I relied my food from my housemaids in all those years that I lived with my mother in a townhouse at the city.
It was only after I joined the monastery that I gradually learned how to cook. I acquired the virtue of being charitable because everytime I cook, I would greatly shed all my efforts in order to be able to satisfy their desire for a delicious food.
In my present life, I am able to use these virtues in dealing with the residents at the retirement home where I work. Thus, makes my work a little bit easier.
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