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Our Oblate Director, Fr. Joseph Gabriel has received the following announcement: The Benedictine Sisters of St. Gertrude monastery in Cottonwood, Idaho will be offering a symposium for oblates. “Oblates for the Future – Symposium 2018” will be a five day,...read more
The Abbot's Notebook for December 13, 2017 My sisters and brothers in Christ, Blessings to you! A quiet Advent week in the monastery. What a peaceful time Advent can be. I remember that when I first came to New Mexico in 1974, I was deeply impressed by the image of a...read more
Homily for the 3rd Sunday of Advent, Cycle B--2017 FIRST READING Isaiah 61:1-2a, 10-11 The spirit of the Lord God is upon me, because the Lord has anointed me; he has sent me to bring glad tidings to the poor, to heal the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the...read more
In Italy he is known as “San Pio Pietrelcina.” In English he is called “Saint Pius,” or more commonly, “Saint Padre Pio,” venerated by the Catholic Church with his feast on September 23rd each year. Born on May 25th, 1887 in the town of Pietrelcina in the southern...read more
About 720, St. Odilia, abbess. According to her legends, she... read more