UPDATE: Due to a group cancellation for this upcoming weekend, we now have 7 openings for FRI through SUN, 13-15 November. Interested parties may make a reservation by contacting Carol Hensley by phone at 540-955-4383 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
UPDATE: We now have openings for MON through FRI, 12-16 October and FRI through SUN, 16-18 October. Interested parties may make a reservation by contacting Carol Hensley by phone at 540-955-4383 or by email at email@example.com.
In Response to the Corona Virus, to safeguard your health and that of the monastic community, we will close the Retreat House Friday, 20 March, 2020. If you already made a reservation, Carol Hensley has telephoned you or will be telephoning you. You may request to have your deposit returned or we can retain your […]
In years past, we’ve posted information about the Spiritual Direction Institute. As we do so again this year, let me remind our readers that this is also a good resource for those looking for a spiritual director. But let me present the announcement I have from SDI: Have you been searching for a way to […]
Due to a group cancellation we now have 12 more rooms available Monday afternoon through Friday morning, 3 to 7 February. To make a reservation, please call Carol Hensley, Monday through Friday at 540-955-4383 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
10 January, Friday after Epiphany: 1 Jn 5:5-13; Lk 5:12-16 A couple of days ago, in Mark’s Gospel, we heard that Jesus had withdrawn to pray; today, in Luke’s Gospel we’re told that he’d withdraw to deserted places to pray. As we digest the richness of this Christmas season, let’s not reduce that […]
Wednesday, January 1, 2020 9:45 AM Office of Terce 10:00 AM New Year’s day Mass celebrating Mary Mother of God PLEASE NOTE: The Gift Shop will be closed on New Year’s Day
Readings: 1 Samuel 26:7-9, 12-13, 22-23; 1 Corinthians 15:45-49; Luke 6:27-38 Today Jesus challenges each and every one of us to love our enemies. I have met people who believed they loved everyone but I’ve never met anyone who didn’t have difficulties loving his or her enemy. There’s no reason why it shouldn’t be so. […]
Saturday is the Feast of the Founders of Citeaux, Saints Robert, Alberic and Stephan. It is a non work day for the monks and the community Mass is celebrated at 10:00 AM, Abbot Joseph presiding and preaching.
Readings: Isaiah 62:1-5; 1 Corinthians 12:4-11; John 2:1-11 We’ve been listening to these readings for decades: recall that water fills John’s Gospel. From John’s baptism, in the first chapter, to today’s Gospel in the next; from the end of Chapter Three when Jesus and John are both baptizing, on to Jesus at Jacob’s well in […]