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I am Christian and have been saving my notes for posting here for years now... I need to get writing them! Christian Seniors ROCK!

Introducing, my friend, Brother Boniface (Bro. Bon) who is a monk living in Germany!

Brother Boniface, Monk from Germany

Brother Bon's Bio:

As a monk I never really can retire. There is always a need in a large community of over 90 monks for some helping hands, or flexible minds or finally for praying hands and heart. So - no time to retire.

HOWEVER, there are all kinds of way to slow down, watch the sunset, tend the roses, make someone smile who is frustrated or unhappy and to be there when there is a need for a listening heart.

I lived most of my life in Nebraska, and some six years in Mtwara, Tanzania, East Africa as missionary. Then there was a short stint in Rome on the Aventine at Sant Anselmo and finally I am back where I started Muensterschwarzach Abbey in Bavaria, Germany.

Writing gives me a much needed boost like to be needed yet somehow since we all have our questions, worries and  frustrations in life. So if I can help there it makes my day!


Blog Posts:


A very busy summer 
This is a bit late for August yet it has been a very busy, almost hectic June and July for me. I mentioned my trip to Schuyler, Nebraska before; the place …

Giving thanks for the graces we receive from God 
Recently I made a trip to the US, my first after 15 years of absence from Nebraska. There was a lot of planning that went into it, some expectations and …

Going Home 
There is no sweeter sound really than when a person says: I am going home. It has a certain ring to it. I believe the saying that goes like: Home is where …

Getting older gracefully 
I have a hunch that you, dear reader, will agree with me that from one generation to the next people change. So there is no surprise that my generation …

Easter changed our world 
Christians rejoice at this time of year for Christ has risen from the dead as we firmly believe. Now this is the most marvelous piece of good news that …

Waiting for God 
Waiting for someone is certainly not one of our favored things in life. We wait at the doctor´s office, we sometimes have to wait in line for something, …

Seniors of the Bible 
The most memorable stories of the Old Testament are surely of those we would call heroes today. Think of Moses leading the Israelites out of Egypt with …

Seniors of the Bible 
The most memorable stories of the Old Testament are surely of those we would call heroes today. Think of Moses leading the Israelites out of Egypt with …

Thoughts on Christmas 
Christmas to most of us is a feast that connects us back to our childhood and to our earlier years in life when we had all so much fun. Of course, the …

God please help me - dark night of the soul at year's end 
At one time or another in a persons life it may have happened that everything around looked like darkest night. No light, no stars, no cheer but hopelesness, …

Beloved Advent Season 
Christmas to most of us is a feast that connects us back to our childhood and to our earlier years in life when we had all so much fun. Of course, the …

In Death, Our Final Decision 
When I was still living in Schuyler, Nebraska I gave at least once a year a program to elderly ladies on some spiritual reading or insights. These were …

Brother Bon's Blog 
Well, I am 71 years of age but younger at heart. I attend Bible study groups, they keep me humble and I enjoy the fellowships. I live on my own with my …

Only God can judge me 
It is such a human trait to talk about others, to judge them and to know how people could do it all so much better. I had to learn a great many things …

Seeking Brother Bon's correspondence... 
For first of all let me introduce myself. 2011 year - I am a single 61 years old man. When 60 years old came to me and said:” Hello” My work said:”Bye” …

Seeking Brother Bon's correspondence... 
For first of all let me introduce myself. 2011 year - I am a single 61 years old man. When 60 years old came to me and said:” Hello” My work said:”Bye” …

How do I reach God? 
Saint Paul says in his writing that we think and feel at different times in life differently. When we are very young we learn simple ways to address God …

Gifts from God 
Each one of us has unique gifts and talents that we have nourished and cherished a life long. And as we live in retirement we can use these talents in …

Wisdom of the Ages 
Before I get ready to celebrate my Golden Jubilee of Profession, on July 3rd, and then go on vacation right afterwards I want to write one more post for …

One Nation under God - Faded Glory 
You know as I was pondering on what to write this time around I came upon a shirt of mine, nice blue color, kind of jeans material and it has a sticker …

Brother Bon: Starting a new venture 
A dear friend of mine recently proposed the idea of starting a reflective page for persons of retirement age. Since I am of the same age and going …