Ora et Labora at Subiaco Abbey
Subiaco, Arkansas
March 17-20, 2016

Four men from St.Jude (Dave Catlett, Wes Dickinson, Brian Guffey, and Sean Kelly) spent a few days with the Benedictine community of Subiaco Abbey in Subiaco, AR ( www.countrymonks.org ). Father Mark Stengel led us through a weekend of ora et labora (prayer and work). We prayed the Liturgy of the Hours, took our meals with the Subiaco community of monks, and spent about 6 hours over two days in community service work in Paris, AR.
Along with ora et labora , we had some leisure time at Ol Shalom Ranch in Ozark National Forest ( olshalom.org , an organic farm and lay Christian community in the Benedictine tradition) and hiking on the abbey properties with Father Mark.

For more information about Benedictine spirituality or Subiaco Abbey, go to the abbey website or contact Dave Catlett (davecatlettjr@sbcglobal.net) who is an oblate of the abbey.