Although we have resumed liturgical “Ordinary Time” there is little ordinary about these times as we continue to remember and pray for all you our friends in the ongoing crisis relating to the COVID-19 pandemic. Although many parishes in the diocese have begun offering public access to Sunday and Weekday Masses, the vulnerability of most in our monastic community argues against our opening our masses to the public at this time. Needless to say, we sincerely regret this necessity and pray for the speedy return to some semblance of normality.
In continued support of all the crucial efforts to limit the spread of the Corona Virus please be aware the Gift Shop and Retreat House remain closed until further notice. In addition, we are limiting general access to the monastery grounds given the increasing numbers of the public who have been coming on to the property for recreational purposes—thus the sign at our entrance. We naturally regret having to impose these restrictions which continue to be necessary and are in support of efforts to bring this health crisis to a speedier resolution.
Please join us in praying for all those more directly concerned with responding to this crisis that has so suddenly impacted our daily lives and that will present significant challenges to how we live out our Christian faith and commitment. We also remember in prayer the many who have died and intercede for the consolation and comforting of their families and loved ones they leave behind.