ESL Continues With Energy!

Someone once quipped, “The English language is a work in progress.  Have fun with it.”  The monks at Monastery of Christ in the Desert recognize from a spiritual standpoint, we are all works in progress and language is but one aspect of that work.  We are an English...

Schedule for Holy Week 2019

  HOLY THURSDAY—2019 4:00 am           Vigils 6:00 am           Lauds 8:00 am           Terce and Meeting for Monks 9:00 am           Work Meeting for Guests at Giftshop and Necessary Work 12:15 am         Sext 3:00 pm           None 5:00 pm          Eucharist of...

Two New Simply Professed

On March 21st, the Feast of the Passing of Our Holy Father Saint Benedict, two of our novices made their simple or first profession of vows, promising obedience, stability and conversion of life as Benedictine monks. This took place during the Conventual Mass at our...

Two New Novices

We received two new novices into our community on Wednesday evening, March 20th. They are Brothers Charbel Gomez and Benedetto Reinte, pictured here with Abbot Christian. Please keep these brothers in your prayers and be assured of their prayers as well.

News

“The heavens proclaim the glory of God, and the firmament shows forth the work of His hands,” Psalm 18(19).1

We Are in Ordinary Time Once Again!

Raise up in Thy Church, O Lord, the spirit with which our Holy Father Saint Benedict, Abbot, was animated, that filled with the same spirit, we may strive to love what he loved and to practice what he taught. This we ask through Christ our...

It is Still the Christmas Season!

  We are celebrating now the days between the Solemnity of the Epiphany of the Lord and the Baptism of the Lord. With the Magi of old, come let us adore the Lord! * *...

Abbatial Election Preparation

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...

ABBOT PHILIP TO RETIRE

The Right Reverend Philip J. Lawrence, OSB, the Abbot of the Monastery of Christ in the Desert, recently announced in the summer newsletter that given the required retirement of an abbot at age seventy-five coming in 2019, he has decided that he will retire on...

New Novices!

Brother Boniface, Brother Ignatius, Abbot Philip, Brother Jerome, Brother Chrysostom and Prior Fr. Benedict...