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Today Abbot Philip Lawrence, OSB, announced the Easter schedule for the Monastery of Christ in the Desert. He emphasized that the public is cordially welcomed for all of the liturgical service being offered. The weather is expected to be fine but in any event,...read more
The Abbot's Notebook for March 21, 2018 My sisters and brothers in Christ, Blessings to you! Last week Brother Benedict Hall had a bad day and even went to the hospital. It seemed in the end, however, that what was happening to him was an allergic reaction to three...read more
Palm Sunday of the Passion of the Lord-Lent-Cycle B-2018 FIRST READING Isaiah 50:4-7 The Lord God has given me a well-trained tongue, that I might know how to speak to the weary a word that will rouse them. Morning after morning he opens my ear that I may...read more
If “the rain in Spain stays mainly in the plain,” as Professor Henry Higgins and Eliza Doolittle chanted in “My Fair Lady,” then the rain in Rome stays “mainly on me.” At least that is how it felt on Monday, March 12th when another monk, who studies in Rome, and I...read more