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June 12th: Quote For the Day From Abbot Christian

"An old man said: 'One man is thought to be silent, and yet his heart judges and condemns others, and the one who acts thus speaks continually. Another man speaks from morning till evening and yet keeps silence, that is to say, he speaks nothing which is not...

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June 11: Quote For the Day From Abbot Christian 

"Out in society, life is marked by multiplicity, desire for variation. The liturgy, on the other hand, is characterized by simple repetition of the same words and gestures. In the world, everything is in movement, everything is changing, and time flies by. The Church...

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Abbot’s Notebook for June 10

I have been remiss in posting a new Notebook page. I confess I have been more interested of late with my “Quote for the Day” and accompanying photograph on our News Page. I hope you are enjoying those daily postings. As a photographer and avid reader, I have been...

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June 10th: Quote For the Day From Abbot Christian

"It is often in times of great trial that the Lord presents us with the greatest opportunity for holiness. The question for each of us, then, is whether we will recognize the Lord as he 'closely passes us by' and respond, by his grace, with simple acts of faith, hope...

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June 9th: Quote For the Day From Abbot Christian 

"I sometimes think communities only survive because most of us amble along from day to day in a bovine fashion and don't turn every step of the road into an intellectual or spiritual crisis." British historian and theologian Donald Nicholl, +1997

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June 8th: Quote For the Day From Abbot Christian 

"Monasteries tend to be good communities capable of lasting for centuries whilst hotels are non-communities which spring up and vanish like mushrooms. Monasteries examine carefully the trustworthiness of those wishing to enter, whereas hotels only ask for your credit...

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June 7th: Quote For the Day From Abbot Christian

"Did it ever occur to you that it was Christ who humanized infinitude, so to speak? When God became man He made you and me and the rest of us pretty important people. He not only redeemed us. He saved us from the terrible burden of infinity." Myles Connolly, in his...

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June 3rd: Quote For the Day From Abbot Christian

"An old proverb goes in Latin: 'Age quod agis' (Do what you are doing). When you eat, eat, and preferably do not read the newspaper! When you walk, walk; open all your senses, drink in the beauty of nature, and do not live in your thoughts." Carmelite friar Father...

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Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity

Each year on the Sunday following Pentecost, the Church celebrates the mystery of the Most Holy Trinity, our belief that God is One and yet Three Persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit, equal in majesty and glory, One in Three and Three in One. This is something so...

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June 1st: Quote For the Day From Abbot Christian

"Do not be anxious about your life, what you shall eat or what you shall drink, nor about your body, what you shall put on . . . Look at the birds of the air . . . consider the lilies of the field, how they grow." Our Lord Jesus Christ (Gospel of Matthew, chapter...

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Pentecost Sunday

Readings: Acts of the Apostles 2:1-11; 1 Corinthians 12:3-7,12-13; John 20:19-23 The Solemnity of Pentecost is a splendid reminder of the universality of the love God has for us. At Pentecost, fifty days after Easter, the Church celebrates the powerful presence of God...

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