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The Monastery of Christ in the Desert is pleased to announce a major refurbishing of the guest quarters at the Monastery’s Guesthouse and Ranch House. Prior Benedict MacCaffree, OSB, said that “We try to take quite seriously the Rule of St. Benedict which commits us...read more
The Abbot's Notebook for May 24, 2017 Blessings to you! Spring seems to come and go this year. There are days which are almost hot and yet not quite. Other days, it seems like it might snow again. We have had snow this late in May before so it is possible that it...read more
7th Sunday of Easter-Cycle A-2017 FIRST READING Acts of the Apostles 1:12-14 After Jesus had been taken up to heaven the apostles returned to Jerusalem from the mount called Olivet, which is near Jerusalem, a sabbath day’s journey away. When they entered...read more
Impressions of Italy: Mountains, Lakes and an Island Italy is a land of nearly infinite beauty. This reality is always brought home to me when I travel outside of Rome. Rome itself is filled with beauty, of course, especially in its art and architecture, much of it...read more
In 812, at Gellone, St. William. William was the son of the count of Toulouse, and served at Charlemagne’s court. He led successful campaigns against the Moors, and was... read more