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On April 16, 2018, Abbot Philip left for Mexico early in the morning. One of the brothers took Rosco, Thumper and Benny for a walk, but did not use a leash. As soon as Thumper and Benny got outside the cloister they disappeared. Brothers looked for Thumper and Benny...read more
The Abbot’s Notebook for June 13, 2018 My sisters and brothers in Christ, Blessings to you! It has been a quiet week in the community. In the past couple of weeks we have received a 21 year old postulant from Malawi, bring the number of Malawians in the community to...read more
11th Sunday of Ordinary Time-Cycle B-2018 FIRST READING Ezekiel 17:22-24 Thus says the Lord GOD: I, too, will take from the crest of the cedar, from its topmost branches tear off a tender shoot, and plant it on a high and lofty mountain; on the mountain...read more
Officially known as the “Santuario Francescano di Rivotorto,” the Franciscan Shrine of Rivotorto is very close to the city of Assisi and like Assisi, is another important place in Franciscan history. The Rivotorto shrine lies in the plane beneath Monte Subasio on...read more
In 1165, St. Elizabeth of Schönau. She went to the Benedictine monastery of Schönau when she was twelve. Eleven years later, coping with a bout of depression, she had the first of many visionary experiences. Like Hildegard of Bingen... read more