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BRO. DOMINIC AND FR. SIMEON MAKE THEIR SOLEMN PROFESSION On Saturday, February 10th, two monks of the Monastery of Christ in the Desert, Br. Dominic and Fr. Simeon, made their final vows. It was the feast of St. Scholastica, the sister of St. Benedict, and a most...read more
The Abbot's Notebook for February 21, 2018 My sisters and brothers in Christ, Blessings to you! Already we are in the middle of the First Week of Lent and moving towards Holy Week and Easter. Time always keeps moving! In the past I seemed able to keep up with the...read more
2nd Sunday of Lent - Cycle B - 2018 FIRST READING Genesis 22:1-2, 9a, 10-13, 15-18 God put Abraham to the test. He called to him, "Abraham!" "Here I am!" he replied. Then God said: "Take your son Isaac, your only one, whom you love, and go to the land...read more
Our Curia Sant’Ambrogio is set in the midst of Rome’s Jewish Quarter. The technical and acceptable term for the area is, “the Ghetto,” which to American ears might sound derogatory or anti-Semitic, but if you ask the Jewish residents here, they will tell you they live...read more