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Our Commitment to prayer for the world is a hallmark of monastic life.

Our Mission is to seek God in a monastic community, prayer and active ministry. We freely and generously open our lives and monastery to others in hospitality as we place ourselves in service to God and the larger community. All are Welcome!The Benedictine calling is to listen prayerfully and respond with the compassion of Christ to the physical, spiritual, intellectual, social and emotional hungers of the people of God.

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"Benedictine spirituality offers more a way of life and an attitude of mind than it does a set of religious prescription. It deals with the meaning and purpose of life. It is the logic daily life
From The Rule of Benedict - Insights for the Ages
by Sister Joan Chittister, OSB

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The Waiting Begins

4th Sunday of Advent First Reading:  Isaiah 7:10-14                  Second Reading: Romans 1:1-7 Gospel: Matthew 1:18-24 Each night for the octave before Christmas which begins tonight, we ask Christ to come, calling him by a different title in the Magnificat Antiphon, familiarly called the O Antiphons”.  These antiphons were developed during the Church’s first centuries, soon […]

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People’s Stories

“The Miracle of Salvation”

  • The people at this church really do get it. Church is not some place we GO. The church is what we ARE, and that understanding makes all the difference! Many people I meet avoid church because they feel like they’re not good enough or that church people somehow have it all together. It is not a church made up of perfect people. It’s a church made up of people who have been forgiven from their broken pasts, who are not afraid to be real and love others unconditionally with the love of Jesus.

Are You a Stumbling Block?

Last week we heard Jesus chastise his disciples for their arguing about who was the greatest in the group.  Today they take offense because they perceive a stranger’s action as a direct threat to their exclusive calling by Jesus.  Their attitude is clear: “you have no right; He gave us that job.”   They guard what […]

That’s What Were Supposed To Do

Jesus teaches his disciples that the greatest are those who serve all. Today the disciples are uncharacteristically silent, afraid and ashamed, seemingly unaware that Jesus had overheard their arguing.  A small child, like an eager puppy, has managed to squirm his way through the crowd and is waiting for Jesus to notice him.  Jesus lifts […]

Who do you say that I am?

This is an interesting reading, and even a bit odd, giving us another insight into Jesus’ teaching methods.  First with those who are closest to him – who have been traipsing around the country for almost three years.  This is the group who believe in him so he is quick to correct their human thinking […]