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Fr Christian and Br Philip at Monte Cassino, Italy, with oblates of Christ in Desert who attended the World Congress of Benedictine Oblates, November 4 - 10, outside of Rome. Our monks assisted with the pilgrimage for oblates to sites in Rome, Monte Cassino and...read more
The Abbot's Notebook for November 22, 2017 My sisters and brothers in Christ, Blessings to you! We are coming to the end of the year already. This year has passed all too quickly. Because we have an end of the Church Year on December 2nd and then the end of the...read more
Christ the King-Cycle A—2017 FIRST READING Ezekiel 34:11-12, 15-17 Thus says the Lord God: I myself will look after and tend my sheep. As a shepherd tends his flock when he finds himself among his scattered sheep, so will I tend my sheep. I will rescue them from...read more
All Souls Day is on November 2nd, a day when Catholics and many other Christians traditionally commemorate the Faithful Departed, remembering in prayer all those who have died. This year on All Souls Day I visited the monumental Roman cemetery of Verano, next to the...read more
In 606, St. Colman, bishop of Cloyne. He was a bard at Cashel, and was baptized by St. Brendan (May 16) at the age of fifty.
In 1891, Blessed Maria Anna Sala. She was born into a large, happy, devout family in Italy. She joined the Sisters of St. Marcellina, who had educated her, and spent the next forty years teaching in the schools of her order. She was an... read more