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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 October 17, 2018 My sisters and brothers in Christ, Blessings to you! It has been a relatively quiet week, although some fairly important things have happened. Brother Charles went to have his fingerprints checked by the FBI. This is one of...read more
29th Sunday in Ordinary Time - Cycle B - 2018 FIRST READING Isaiah 53:10-11 The Lord was pleased to crush him in infirmity. If he gives his life as an offering for sin, he shall see his descendants in a long life, and the will of the Lord shall be...read more
I have said it often enough over the past forty-seven years as a monk to have gotten tired of hearing myself say it, but here I am actually writing it: monks (and nuns) don’t receive a monthly pay check from the Vatican for being good monks and nuns. Therefore, in...read more
In 1918, in Uganda, the martyrdom of Blessed Daudi Okelo and... read more