On October 16th, Abbot Barnabas Senecal celebrated his 80th birthday. In recognition of this great milestone, the monks of St. Benedict's Abbey have chosen to honor his life and ministry with the establishment of the Abbot Barnabas Senecal Legacy Fund – a fund to support the educational and pastoral ministry of the monks of St. Benedict's Abbey. We ask that you consider supporting this fund to honor Abbot Barnabas' great legacy – click here to contribute to the Abbot Barnabas Senecal Legacy Fund.
Jesus used parables to get his message across – knowing that these parables would be used in countless places and generations. They use symbols, but these symbols can be applied to many different situations. Just think of all the congregations that will hear this parable this weekend, and all those congregations in previous generations.
What does the parable of the Householder who planted a spacious vineyard mean for us?