Abbot Joseph and the Monks wish you all a very Blessed Easter filled with the Joy, Peace, and Hope that our Savior’s glorious Resurrection brings in the midst of our present sufferings and anxieties. May the Risen One walk with us in the days and weeks ahead and may our trust and confidence in Christ’s Victory over death deepen and grow. Although our Guest Chapel has been noticeably empty of you, our friends, please know that you have all been especially remembered (and will continue to be) in our Holy Week celebrations and daily prayers.
In continued support of all the crucial efforts to limit the spread of the Corona Virus please be aware that we have suspended public access to our daily masses here at the abbey. Also, as noted in an earlier post, the Gift Shop and Retreat House are 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.