Ragan Sutterfield Book, Wendell Berry and the Given Life

Ragan Sutterfield new book titled Wendell Berry and the Given Life receives a glowing review from Margaret Rose Realy, Obl OSB, the Catholic Gardener. Read more

Joy in Dying, Looking Beyond the Light of Day

A friend with cancer shares with Margaret Rose Realy, Obl OSB, that, though not happy, there can be joy in dying. Read more

Cucumber Recipes for the August Garden

August is a time of harvesting and Margaret Rose Realy, Obl OSB shares her favorite cucumber recipes. Read more

Decompressing; Photos in a Garden

In all the violence and hate, Margaret Rose Realy, Obl OSB offers a garden in which to breath and pray. Read more

Impatient to be Fed

Entitlement nearly halted communion and Margaret Rose Realy, Obl OSB, barely recovered from an attitude needing adjustment! Read more

Prayers and Pies for Memorial Day

Memorial Day is a time to honor our deceased veterans and spend time with family and friends. Margaret Rose Realy, Obl OSB, offers a few sweet pies for those weekend gatherings. Read more

This is the Way, Walk in it?

There can be humor in difficult circumstances. Margaret Rose Realy, Obl OSB offers up a muddy situation! Read more

The Increasing Kindly Light of Lent

As women of a certain age, we come to embrace our eternity. Margaret Rose Rely, Obl OSB, shares her thoughts visiting an old gardening friend. Read more

Demons Love a Well-swept House

Demons love open spaces where faith has not filled. Margaret Rose Realy, Obl OSB asks, what will fill the spaces we empty this lent? Read more

Transformed by God’s Word

This is a lovely book by Stephen Binz about seeing anew the power of Lectio Divina when combined with Visio Divina, praying with icons. The images of icons are created by Ruta and Kaspars Poikans. Sometimes Lectio Divina can become stale, performed out of love for God’s word instead of embraced with delight at what he might be saying to us. This book brings its readers to illumination, a visual sense combined with The Word brightening the mind. The author walks… Read more

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