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Abbot Philip Lawrence, OSB, recently announced the Christmas schedule for the times of Mass and the Divine Office for the five days surrounding Christmas this year. The Abbot cordially invites the public to come to the Monastery and join the community of monks in...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
In 1617, in Genoa, Blessed Victoria Fronari-Strata. She was born into a well-off family and married happily, but her husband died young. Victoria devoted herself to prayer, helping the poor, and raising their six children. When she was forty-two she... read more