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Dealing with death is lifeblood of Iowa monks

There are 3 comments on the Chicago Tribune story from Oct 9, 2007, titled Dealing with death is lifeblood of Iowa monks. In it, Chicago Tribune reports that:

At New Melleray Abbey, a Trappist monastery just west of the Mississippi River, life is all about death and the fervent belief in resurrection.

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Jim K

Niles, IL

#1 Oct 9, 2007
Last year while visiting in Galena, I had the occassion to visit the Trappist monks of New Melleray Abbey. During my visit at New Melleray I spoke to a monk and attended the noontime Divine Office (the monks doing God's work - prayer). The time reminder me of my time (four years) as a Benedictine monk over forty-one years ago at Marmion Abbey, Aurora, IL. Ms. Brachear's article produced similar feelings. I believe she captured the essential of the monastic life. Congratulations!
bvo

Newburgh, NY

#2 Oct 10, 2007
speakers?(just kidding)
dr mills

Canada

#3 Oct 14, 2007
57 years ago, I was a novice for two years at New Melleray. Although I am no longer a Catholic, I still warmly recall that which was larger than religion in my life there. I am pleased that the monastic work of charity remains.

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