Born in November 1938, Brother Anselm Allen has been a member of the Benedictines of Subiaco Abbey in Subiaco, Arkansas, since 1959. Like his fellow monks, he starts each day with Morning Prayer at 5:45 a.m., followed by Mass. During the day, he will return to the chapel three more times for communal prayer, while… Read More »

Born September 5, 1934, Sister Barbara Hawken—a member of the Sisters of the Living Word in Arlington Heights, Illinois—vividly remembers her first teaching assignment. The year was 1955, and she was given a class of fifty-six first graders.

“For the first ten minutes of teaching, I was terrified. I thought this was God’s revenge,” said Dominican Father George Reynolds, laughing. “Then I loved it!”

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