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Mount Angel Letter - Winter 2018

March 25, 2018

In this winter issue of Mount Angel Letter, we wanted to share some of the ways we monks observe the holy season of Lent. One of the most beautiful and humbling customs for us is the practice of Bona Opera (“Good Works”). According to the direction of St. Benedict, each monk presents to the Abbot the good works he intends to do as penance during Lent. We also offer some ideas how every family can participate in this traditional Benedictine practice.