Readings: Acts 8:5-8, 14-17; 1 Peter 3:15-18; John 14:15-21 As we draw closer to Pentecost, our readings refer us to the coming of the Advocate–or more correctly–the other Advocate, since Jesus was our original Advocate. This coming of the Holy Spirit is tricky if taken too literally. The image can imply that the Spirit is presently […]
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 […]
Readings: Acts 8:5-8, 14-17; 1 Peter 3:15-18; John 14:15-21 The community Mass will be celebrated at 10:00 AM, Fr. James presiding and preaching.
Readings: Acts 2:14, 36-41; 1 Peter 2:20-25; John 10:1-10 In decades and centuries past, Catholics have sometimes been criticized for trying to save themselves through so-called “good works” and thereby were thought to be spurning God’s totally free gift of salvation. However, our second reading seems to support this notion by suggesting that Jesus’ suffering […]
Readings: Acts 6:1-7; 1 Peter 2:4-9; John 14:1-12 The community Mass is celebrated at 10:00 AM, Fr. Vincent Collin0s presiding and preaching. Today is Mother’s Day and we remember our mothers, living and deceased, during today’s Mass. As on every Sunday, Benediction of the Most Blessed Sacrament follows Vespers (5:30 PM).
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? […]
Readings Acts 2:14, 36-41; 1 Peter 2:20-23; John 10:1-10 The community Mass will be celebrated at 10:00 AM, Abbot Joseph Wittstock presiding and preaching. It is the First Sunday of the Month and Eucharistic Adoration will begin at 4:00 PM. The refinished pews for our guests were returned to their place last Wednesday morning so we are […]
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.
When the time comes when Jesus is no longer poor or hungry or thirsty or able to be tempted, then Mary alone–that is, spiritual activity–will occupy the whole of the house–that is, our soul. Saint Benedict saw this, or rather the Holy Spirit in Saint Benedict. That is why he did not say and decree […]