What do you do when you experience temptation? When you are confronted with sin? If you’re St. Benedict you toss your clothing aside and dive naked into a thorn bush. What does this tell us? The path to sainthood is not for the faint of heart. Click read more for the full reflection from Abbot James Albers.
In celebration of the completion of the next volume in Fr. Daniel McCarthy & Fr. Reginald Foster’s book series on Latin, we present this article by Fr. Daniel discussing his Latin work with his friend (and past Papal Latinist) “Reggie” Foster.
As the sixth of seven children, I have seen my brothers and sisters develop in their vocation of marriage, first as spouse, then as parent, next as professional, then as grandparent; our eldest is a widow now sharing loving memories of her husband with their adoring grandchildren, and we all have survived the passing of our parents.
Brother Martin Burkhard was born May 7, 1916 in Anaheim, California, the son of John and Clara (Depweg) Burkhard.
Br. Martin attended Anaheim Union High School in the early 1930s. He first tried the monastic life with the Trappist monks in Pecos, New Mexico (that community has since moved to Oregon), and in 1949 he came to St. Benedict's Abbey as a claustural oblate.