The Mass of the Resurrection for Fr. Paschal Balkan will be celebrated on Saturday, 10 June at 2:00 PM in the Abbey Church. The burial in the monastic cemetery will follow immediately after. Earlier in the day, Fr. Paschal’s body will have been received by the community after Lauds (approximately 7:25 AM). Between that time […]
When I showed up six years ago I don’t think Fr. Paschal was one of my fans. After all, here I was ‘a secular’ being given access to the monastery as I tried to understand it better so I could raise a little money and hopefully raise a few monks…it wasn’t normal to have a […]
Here is an audio of the community with the Monastic Immersion Weekend participants chanting the office of Mid-Day prayer.
Here’s a photo of the MIW Class of ’17 in choir during Lauds today… And here you can hear them at the beginning of the Office singing the hymn and beginning the first Psalm of the Office…sound pretty good! Our ninth Monastic Immersion Weekend is in full swing and the 15 people attending […]
After six months of construction, the monks of the Abbey celebrated First Vespers on the evening of Saturday, April 29th, in their newly-renovated chapel. The next day, the congregation joined the monks for the first mass. The gasps were audible as our guests arrived through the doors to see the new worship space. Comments ranged […]
There’s never been a better time to visit your monastery! The renovation of several rooms in the Retreat House has been completed, our gift shop is back and better than ever, and our freshly-restored church is barely recognizable! Why not book a retreat, visit the gift shop, or come for mass or the Divine Office? […]
Well, the long wait is over and here are some photos of the renovated church ready for our first mass on April 30th. Come visit us! You won’t believe your eyes…those with heart conditions make sure you take your pill before entering the church–you will gasp, I promise.
The first mass in the newly renovated church will be Sunday April 30th, 10am.
OK friends, here’s the good news which you might have read in Fr. James’ post recently–they will stain the floor starting day after Easter. That takes a week, which means hopefully we will start moving furniture in around the 24th…which means……..we will be in the newly renovated church soon! Keep an eye on this site […]