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Maplewood Monasticism

For a welcome change of pace from the usual news about Maplewood politics, check out yesterday's Star Tribune coverage of the Benedictine retreat at St. Paul's Monastery here in Maplewood. Accompanying that story is a short piece about changes coming to the monastery, such as the new building for the sisters, the Common Bond housing project, and the conversion of the original monastery building into headquarters for the Tubman Family Alliance. I find it inspiring to see how the sisters have adapted their spiritual and social missions to changing needs and changing times, while remaining true to the core values of their monastic tradition going back 1,500 years.


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