As Easter Season Ends, Find Jesus in Ordinary Life

Just in time for the Church’s exit from Easter Season and re-entry into Ordinary Time, Father Meinrad Miller OSB, a Theology instructor at Benedictine College and a monk of St. Benedict’s Abbey on Campus has written “Seven Ways to Root Yourself in Christ” for the Abbey blog.

“By the time I enrolled as a freshman at Benedictine College in the fall of 1983,” he begins, “I had already spent week-long retreats at three Benedictine Abbeys: St. Martin’s Abbey in Washington state; here in Atchison, Kan., at St. Benedict’s Abbey; and at Conception Abbey in Missouri. I loved Christ and had a desire to follow him more closely.”

After more than 30 years as a monk, he says, “I would like to propose for your reflection seven ways to help you root your life in Christ. I encourage you to read each slowly, then take a moment to consider it.”

The seven ways?

1: Fall in Love with Jesus

2: Take time for Silence

3: Be Extraordinary

4: Do deeds of Mercy

5: Get involved

6: Love those around you

7: Trust in Jesus

Click here to read Father Meinrad’s brief reflections on each.



Benedictine College

Founded in 1858, Benedictine College is a Catholic, Benedictine, residential, liberal arts college located on the bluffs above the Missouri River in Atchison, Kansas. The school is honored to have been named one of America’s Best Colleges by U.S. News & World Report, the best private college in Kansas by The Wall Street Journal, and one of the top Catholic colleges in the nation by First Things magazine and the Newman Guide. It prides itself on outstanding academics, extraordinary faith life, strong athletic programs, and an exceptional sense of community and belonging. Benedictine College is dedicated to transforming culture in America through its mission to educate men and women within a community of faith and scholarship.