And I beseech you, brothers, let us stand upon our watch, because now is the time of soldiery. Let not our conversion be on the dunghill of this wretched body, but in the heart where Christ dwells. Let our conversion be on the judgment and counsel of reason, so that we do not rely so […]
The cross on which Christ died may not have looked exactly like our familiar crucifixes. It did indeed have a vertical support and each of the condemned carried his horizontal beam to the place of execution—so the basic configuration we know is an appropriate approximation. But no one who had witnessed that torturous form of […]
Please note that the Gift Shop will be closed during the upcoming Monks’ Retreat. The days affected are the following: Monday September 9 through Thursday September 12. The Gift Shop will reopen on Friday morning, September 13 at 10.00 a.m. However, we will be closed again on Saturday, September 14 for the Patronal Feast of […]
There is another arrow: the living and active word of God that cuts more keenly than any two-edged sword, of which our Savior said: “I have not come to send peace but the sword.” “A polished arrow” too is that special love of Christ, which not only pierced Mary’s soul but penetrated through and through, […]
Please note that the Gift Shop will be closed this Thursday, August 15 in honor of the Solemnity of the Assumption. The Gift Shop will reopen on Friday morning, August 16, at 10.00 a.m.
I am now able to see what I must seek for and receive before I may hope to attain to a higher and holier state. I do not wish to be suddenly on the heights, my desire is to advance by degrees. The impudence of the sinner displeases God as much as the modesty of […]
The retreat house will re-open after renovations on Friday, August 2nd for the regular weekend retreat. There is still good availability for August and on through the autumn months.
Unlike the man in Jesus’ parable who began building a tower and was unable to complete it, we have finally completed our new bell-tower. This final touch was the dressing with stone of the base and foundation of the tower. And although this doesn’t add much to the strength and stability of the tower, it […]
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Please Note: The Gift Shop will be closed all day Thursday July 11 in honor of the Solemnity of Our Father, Saint Benedict, and will reopen on Friday morning at 10.00 a.m.