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Christmas 2020 Sabbatical

“A holy day has dawned upon us. Come, you nations, and adore the Lord. Today a great light has come upon the earth.” Merry Christmas! Mostly convalescing so limited posting. Join us live on Zoom on 21 January to hear award-winning poet @theresa_lola discuss her creative process and how Gossaert’s altarpiece inspired her poem, ‘Look […]

Easter 2020

Living a New Life with Christ“Start now with this holy season and rise with Christ. See, He offers you His hand. He is rising. Rise with Him. Mount up from the grave of the old Adam, from groveling cares, and jealousies, and fretfulness, and worldly aims. Rise from the tumult of passion, from the fascinations […]

Spitfire

“I didn’t know what to do. And I flew round in circles with ten people following me around in circles, them looking at me as a leader, and me not knowing what to do. And I can tell you, I prayed, I prayed. I didn’t know what to do, what to do. And God answered. […]

Advent 2019

“You know the time; it is the hour now for you to awake from sleep. For our salvation is nearer now than when we first believed; the night is advanced, the day is at hand. Let us then throw off the works of darkness and put on the armor of light.” — Rom 13:11-14 Lead, […]

La Marche de Saint Joseph

I promised a ton in the hopper! Today marks my first week as an expatriate. Yesterday I went to mass at Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris. I met up with 14 pilgrims from Our Lady of Assumption and we walked 12 miles and visited 7 churches! It was amazing (even though all the lectures were in […]

2018 Advent Retreat at St. Joseph’s Abbey (Part 2)

So long Thy power hath blest me, sure it stillWill lead me on,O’er moor and fen, o’er crag and torrent, tillThe night is gone;And with the morn those angel faces smileWhich I have loved long since, and lost awhile. — The Pillar of the Cloud by Cardinal John Henry Newman A couple more notes from […]

Christmas Eve 2017

“The monastic tradition has seen and done almost everything in its long history. Its most lasting achievement, however, has been to chart the royal way of holiness for the entire Church.” – Francis Kline, Lovers of the Place: Monasticism Loose in the Church The men saving history from ISIS: In the face of danger, a […]