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The Abbot and monks of Christ in the Desert wish you a blessed continuation of Paschaltide. Christ is risen!...read more
The Abbot's Notebook for April 26, 2017 Blessings to you! Christ is risen! Alleluia! Still we celebrate Holy Easter and rejoice in the resurrection of Jesus our Lord! What a wonderful celebration of life and of joy! And I am still here at my own desk in my office...read more
3rd Sunday of Easter-Cycle A-2017 FIRST READING Acts of the Apostles 2:14, 22-33 Then Peter stood up with the Eleven, raised his voice, and proclaimed: “You who are Jews, indeed all of you staying in Jerusalem. Let this be known to you, and listen to my...read more
Until now my online reflections have been focused on the city of Rome. That makes sense since I hadn’t ventured beyond Rome since my arrival in Italy on January 13th this year. An outing to Umbria, land of Saint Francis, took place on the weekend of March 24th, which...read more