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“If God is love then love for our neighbour should know no boundaries, as Gods love knows no boundaries.” (Leo the Great)

How do I become happy? This question sounds simple. Yet, we should not delude ourselves. This questions forms – consciously or unconsciously – the driving force behind all our our comings and goings.
How do I become happy?
The answer from the Gospel sounds: leave the fearful grip on yourself behind. You will open up. Then you can direct your passion and surrendering to the O/o-ther: to God and your fellow being.
That is the way of love. God is love and He moves you towards love.
Monastries wish to be ‘schools of love’: love has to be practiced concretely in every day life – every moment.
Monks learn to love step by step in accordance to the example of Jesus Christ who gave his life for his friends.

Onze Vader

Onze Vader, die in de Hemel zijt,
Uw naam worde geheiligd,
Uw Rijk kome,
Uw Wil geschiede, op aarde zoals in de Hemel.
Geef ons heden ons dagelijks brood
en vergeef ons onze schulden,
zoals ook wij vergeven aan onze schuldenaren
en breng ons niet in beproeving
maar verlos ons van het kwade.
Amen.

Wees gegroet Maria

Wees gegroet Maria,
vol van genade.
De Heer is met U.
Gezegend zijt Gij boven alle vrouwen,
en gezegend is de vrucht van Uw lichaam, Jezus.
Heilige Maria,
Moeder Gods,
bid voor ons, arme zondaars,
nu en in het uur van onze dood.
Amen.