25 March, Palm Sunday: 10:00 AM–Blessing of Palms in the cloister, procession to church for Mass with the celebration of the Passion according to St. Mark 29 March, Holy Thursday: 4:30 PM–Mass of the Lord’s Supper 30 March, Good Friday: 4:30 PM–Celebration of the Lord’s Passion according to John, Veneration of the Cross and Holy […]
Readings: 2 Samuel 7:4-5, 12-14, 16; Romans 4:13, 16-18, 22; Matthew 1:16, 18-21, 24 Our Catholic Faith tells me that Joseph was in no way the biological father of Jesus; our Mass readings tell me that incarnation is so much more than a biological process. To be embodied is more than being an isolated organism. […]
Please be aware that the Gift Shop will be closed on MONDAY, MARCH 19, in honor of the Solemnity of Saint Joseph. The store will reopen on Tuesday afternoon at 2.15.
Readings: 2 Samuel 7:4-5, 12-14, 16; Romans 4:13, 16-18, 22; Matthew 1:16, 18-21, 24 The community Mass will be celebrated at 10:00 AM, Fr. James presiding and preaching. It is a non-work day for the monks and we follow the Sunday schedule with Benediction of the Most Blessed Sacrament after Vespers (5:30 PM)
Readings: Jeremiah 31:31-34; Hebrews 5:7-9; John 12:20-33 The Community Mass will be celebrated at 10:00 AM, Fr. Vincent Collins presiding and preaching.
Readings: 2 Chronicles 36:14-16, 19-23; Ephesians 2:4-10; John 3:14-21 You must have noticed the strange imagery: Jesus comparing himself to a serpent raised up on a standard. Do you remember the story he references from the Book of Numbers? While wandering in the desert, the Israelites were bitten by seraph serpents–“flying” or even “fiery” serpents, […]
Many of you will remember this past summer when a very well behaved feral cat, who had taken the Abbey under her patronage, gave birth to her litter and offered them for adoption through this website. There was some question whether she was again pregnant and when the time came for another appointment to neuter […]
Due to a late cancellation, we have about a dozen rooms available again Monday, 12 March, through Friday, 16 March. If you really need that time away to intensify your Lenten observance, this is a golden opportunity to come to the Abbey and spiritually recharge. You may make your reservation by calling Carol Hensley, Monday […]
Whenever I speak of prayer, I seem to hear expressed in your hearts some human thoughts that I have also heard frequently from others and sometimes experienced in my own heart. Why is it, seeing that we never cease from prayer, that scarcely does any one of us seem to experience the fruit of his […]
The notion of testing—specifically being tested by God—is a common theme in Christian spirituality and one that has deep roots in sacred scripture. And so, for example, our first reading began with the simple phrase: God put Abraham to the test. But what a test!—a test that continues to arouse strong feelings in both Jewish […]