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Il 12 dicembre 2018 P. Christian Leisy è stato eletto nuovo Abate dell' Abbazia di Christ in the Desert (New Mexico - USA). L' Abate Presidente e la comunità della curia generalizia gli esprime il suo vivo...read more
The Abbot’s Notebook for December 12, 2018 My sisters and brothers in Christ, Blessings to you! This is the day of the election of the abbot here in our Monastery of Christ in the Desert. This Notebook goes out before that election happens. If you want to find out...read more
On the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe, Patroness of the Americas, the monastic community of the Abbey of Christ in the Desert elected Dom Christian Leisy as our new Abbot. He succeeds Rt. Rev. Philip Lawrence, who had served as superior of Christ in the...read more
Just as every school probably has its share of “class clowns,” many monasteries have their share as well. Possibly the same goes for Curias or Generalates, such as ours in Rome. I would like to recount some stories of “humor in habit” in this week’s posting. In the...read more
In 1617, in Genoa, Blessed Victoria Fronari-Strata. She was born into a well-off family and married happily, but her husband died young. Victoria devoted herself to prayer, helping the poor, and raising their six children. When she was forty-two she... read more