Today’s Feast has long been a favorite of monks–especially those of Eastern Orthodoxy. This is not surprising, considering that monastic life is ideally immersed in the Divine penetrating all of reality with its life-giving presence. And in the Transfiguration, Peter, James and John were given a privileged glimpse of that omnipresent divinity breaking through the […]
Those of us who had the privilege of attending Terryl Kinder’s wonderful lectures on Cistercian Art and Architecture will perhaps recall that series of slides highlighting beautiful and intricate medieval monastic stonework. And while we were admiring the impressive workmanship, she delighted in informing us that we were actually looking at detailed views of monastic […]
Readings: Revelation 11:19; 12:1-6; 1 Corinthians 15:20-26; Luke 1:39-56 In the last few years I’ve been very taken by one line in the Gospel we celebrate for the Solemnity of Mary’s Assumption: Mary set out to the hill country in haste. It’s a verse of transition and speaks of movement, just as the image of […]
Readings 1 Kings 19:9, 11-13; Romans 9:1-5; Matthew 14:22-33 The community Mass will be celebrated at 10:00 AM, Fr. Vincent Collins presiding and preaching.
Readings: Revelation 11:19; 12:1-6, 10; 1 Corinthians 15:20-16; Luke 1:39-56 The community Mass will be celebrated at 10:00 AM, Fr, James presiding and preaching. It is a non-work day and we follow the Sunday schedule, with Benediction of the Most Blessed Sacrament following Vespers (5:30 PM).
We have heard you enjoy the new and improved web site and we appreciate your feedback. We are constantly adding new content and trying to continue improving. Now we are about to overhaul the photos on the site thanks to our wonderful photographer Kathy Kupka who has taken some fabulous shots inside and outside. But […]
Readings: 1 Kings 3:5, 7-12; Romans 8:28-30; Matthew 13:44-52 You’ve probably noticed that Jesus is very fussy about what people call him. He usually refutes what they say, whether it’s Messiah, Son of God or even good. But the one title he doesn’t refute is Teacher. This is the third Sunday in a row that […]
For faith to be established, it must be tested. Faith is tested by temptation so that we may come to know its nature and its greatness–either in others, as an example and testimony of faith; or in the person who is tempted, as a comfort in his labor, a foundation for his hope and eagerness […]
If you have been unable to reach Carol Hensley by phone to make a reservation for the Retreat House, please contact her by email at: email@example.com There have been problems with the 540-955-4383 number to Carol’s Office that have not yet been able to be resolved.
Starting this Monday we’ll make a slight change in our weekday morning schedule. At 7:00 AM we will celebrate the Office of Lauds in its entirety. Then the Principal Celebrant and concelebrants will retire to the sacristy to vest; lighting will be adjusted and Mass–also in its entirety–will be celebrated. We haven’t tested the timing yet, […]