We transferred to today, March 20, the Solemnity of St. Joseph,
Spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Father Prior John presided and
preached at our Eucharist, and we will enjoy colloquium
(talking) at dinner later this evening.
Congratulations to Brother Linus (St. Bernard Abbey) and Brother
David (Monastere de l'Incarnation [Togo]), who made their
priesthood promises onThursday.
Brother Francis posted two new blog posts: Faith, hope, and love and The meaning of the Cross for us
The junior monks and our vocations guests celebrated St.
Patrick's Day with homebrew beer and snacks on Friday - and
Brothers Nathaniel and Jean (our brewers) even dyed the beer
We had three men join us this past weekend for our liturgies and
meals who are interested in and exploring a monastic vocation. Pray
for these and other men who are discerning our way of life.
Brothers Joel and Kolbe were "live" on Facebook sharing about
our podcast and also about monastic life. You can watch the video
by clicking this link.
Father Colman moderated our second Lenten conference on
Wednesday. He prompted Father Meinrad, Father Joseph and Brother
Lorenzo with questions about Chapter 49 on the Observance of Lent
in the Rule of St. Benedict, and we listened to their
reflections. Then, at the end, Father Colman invited the community
to offer any follow up reflections based on the panel members'