Juaye-Mondaye “HEARING AND RESTING IN GOD”

“Then the LORD said: Go out and stand on the mountain before the LORD; the LORD will pass by. There was a strong and violent wind rending the mountains and crushing rocks before the LORD—but the LORD was not in the wind; arer the wind, an earthquake—but the LORD was not in the earthquake; arer the earthquake, fire—but the LORD was not in the fire; arer the fire, a light silent sound. When he heard this, Elijah hid his face in his cloak and went out and stood at the entrance of the cave. A voice said to him, Why are you here, Elijah?” (1 Kings 19:11-13)

Mondaye Abbey
Mondaye abbey was founded the Norbertine monks in 1200. The Norbertines follow the rule of St. Augustine and are easily recognized by their white habits.  They enjoy contemplative communal living in priories and abbeys while heavily engaging in activities out in the community.

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“Am I afraid of silence? Why so? What bothers me about it?”
“What are my `interior noises’, those that prevent me from finding God in silence?”

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O Eternal Word, Word of my God. I want to spend my life in listening to you, to become wholly teachable that I may learn all from you. Then, through all nights, all voids, all helplessness, I want to gaze on you always and remain in your great light . . . O my Three, my all, my Beatitude, infinite Solitude, immensity in which I lose myself, I surrender myself to you as your prey. Bury yourself in me that I may bury myself in you until I depart to contemplate in your light the abyss of your greatness.” ~ St Elisabeth of the Trinity

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 “Do I understand that God is calling me to be a saint?”

 

“What might God be calling me to do with my life?”

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Enjoying a silent meal prepared by the monks

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I leave you my faith in the presence of God, of the God who is all Love dwelling in our souls. I confide to you: it is this intimacy with Him ‘within’ which has been the beautiful sun illuminating my life, making it already an anticipated heaven. St Elisabeth of the Trinity

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Finding serenity in the countryside

 

“I leave you my faith in the presence of God, of the God who is all Love dwelling in our souls. I confide to you: it is this intimacy with Him ‘within’ which has been the beautiful sun illuminating my life, making it already an anticipated heaven”. ~ St Elisabeth of the Trinity

 

 

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