On December 12, 2018, the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe The Right Reverend Philip Lawrence, OSB, the Abbot of the Monastery of Christ in the Desert will retire and the monastic chapter will elect a new Abbot under the supervision of the Abbot President of our Subiaco-Cassinese Congregation, Abbot Guillermo Arboleda Tamayo, OSB.

In the lead up to this special day the Guesthouse will be closed. Visitors to the Monastery are still welcome and the Giftshop will be open during the regular hours.

Finally, we ask you to join us each day in this prayer for our Community: Lord God, You are our Eternal Shepherd and Guide. In your mercy grant this Monastery a shepherd who will walk in Your ways, and whose watchful care will bring us Your blessings. Amen.