In The Hole

Sunday, February 29, 2004

Soliloquy II: Da mihi animas...

Me ( Doing the Mark Jackson jiggle and singing the theme song from " Fame " ) My Soul Ummm. Looks like someone is happy with something. So what's up? Ratings huh? Me Yeah. My Soul And paycheck, huh? Me Yeah. My Soul How much? Me ( After some silence...) A cent. My Soul ( shocked silence, then bursts... Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, February 28, 2004

Page From An Old Diary

Today I Turned Forty (January 17, 2002) Today I turned forty. I had a great day. Everyone, especially the Prior of the Community went out of their way to make my entrance into mid-life memorable. And I think I will look back to this day because of the memories it holds. There were three of us at the... Sign in to see full entry.

Soliloquy

Why are you so downcast, my soul; why do you groan within me? Ps 42:5 Me G**mit! My ratings at Blogit wen't down! What am I doing wrong? My Soul C'mon Albert. You just read that post at the Community Help Forum! You can't expect your readership to grow instantly. Besides, who knows how many new... Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, February 27, 2004

The Order of St. Augustine

The Order of St. Augustine is featured in many webpages so instead of repeating what others have said about it, let me explain to you in just a few paragraphs what I have known about it from first hand experience. The Order of St. Augustine is a community of men and women (they live separately!)... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, February 26, 2004

How I Got Into This Hole

Some time in November 1999, a peculiar conversation came up during dinner. One of the friars I live with in the community asked us, the younger friars, how we came to know the Order of St. Augustine. When I answered the question, I was led to recall the stages that led me to the religious life. I... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, February 25, 2004

Routines

The life of a friar -- as all other religious -- is regimented. But the routine has changed through the centuries. Today, the Order of St. Augustine finds itself in different continents and cultures; that, too, influences the way daily schedules are planned. In the Philippines, the friars have a... Sign in to see full entry.

No Excuses

I'm afraid I am just a pig in a friar's habit. Sign in to see full entry.

In The Hole

First, let me explain the title of this "Journal." I am a friar of the Order of St. Augustine. Historically, the Order of St. Augustine began its now more than 700 years of life as the Order of the Hermits of St. Augustine. The Order began as an assembly of various hermitages in Italy which the... Sign in to see full entry.

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