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The Right Reverend Philip J. Lawrence, OSB, the Abbot of the Monastery of Christ in the Desert, recently announced in the summer newsletter that given the required retirement of an abbot at age seventy-five coming in 2019, he has decided that he will retire on...read more
The Abbot’s Notebook for September 19, 2018 My sisters and brothers in Christ, Blessings to you! I am back home at Christ in the Desert after almost two weeks in Mexico. During that time I visited the Monastery of San Benito in Mexico City, the Monastery of Nuestra...read more
25th Sunday in Ordinary Time - Cycle B - 2018 FIRST READING Wisdom 2:12, 17-20 The wicked say: Let us beset the just one, because he is obnoxious to us; he sets himself against our doings, reproaches us for transgressions of the law and charges us with...read more
It seems that almost anywhere you go in Italy, at least at shrines, monasteries and other holy sites, a saint or blessed of the Catholic Church is connected to the place in some way. A recent visit for the funeral of one of the Benedictine nuns of Santa Lucia Abbey in...read more
In 530, St. Felix IV, pope, who was a fine administrator. He was known for his humility and concern for the poor.
In the seventh century, St. Emmeram, bishop, who was a missionary around Poitiers and in Bavaria. After his murder, his body was taken to... read more