50/50 Raffle Winners

On June 30th we had the drawing for “50/50 Raffle.” Total ticket sales amounted to $1,585.00. That amount was then divided in half, so the monastery got $792, and the three winners got, respectively, 75% of $792; 15% of $792; and 10% of $792. One hundred...

Summer Newsletter

Renewal in Christ Jesus The Right Reverend John C. Wester, Archbishop of Santa Fe,  presided over the Solemnity of the Annunciation of Mary coinciding with the Abbatial Blessing of Abbot Christian Leisy, OSB on March 25, 2019 at Christ in the Desert Monastery....

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.

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