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Work and play: The life of a Trappist monk – Our Sunday Visitor

June 6, 2020

A wonderful reflection from the Abbey of Our Lady of Gethsemani…

In my vocation and all walks of life, friendship is expressed by listening. Listening to others — whether in formal settings in church or in informal settings in the workroom, classroom or dialogue — is a fundamental way of being present to others. What we can give one another is attention. It is an implicit form of friendship, one that is not intrusive yet is inclusive. It respects the solitude of others, and this respect is one of the best gifts we can give to one another...
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