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I have ascended to the highest in me, and look! The Lord is towering above that. In my curiosity I have descended to explore my lowest depths, yet I found God even deeper. If I looked outside myself, I saw God stretching beyond the furthest I could see; and if I looked within, God was yet further within. Then I knew the truth of what I had read, "In God we live and move and have our being."  

— Bernard of Clairvaux, Cistercian, 12th Century

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November 24, 2018
Thanksgiving at the Monastery  

Thanksgiving at the Monastery  

At Redwoods, Thanksgiving is a liturgical event held in the context of the Eucharist.  The Eucharist (known also as the Mass) comes from the Greek word eucharistein,which means to give thanks.  It commemorates the self-gift of Christ for the salvation of the world and is the “source and summit” of our communal life together. 

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Sisters’ Stories

I ask of You this day, the grace to become a servant and to give my life here as a ransom for peace as a ransom for life. Jesus, draw me into Your joy of crucified love.

(Fr.Christophe, martyr/monk of Atlas, Algiers, quoted in How Far to Follow? Bernardo Olivera, OCSO)


From Sister Victoria Serra...

Since junior high when we studied medieval Europe I had felt drawn to monasteries. I entered an Active teaching order when I turned 18 and there became interested in the House of Prayer Movement....

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Monastic Experience Weekend

Monastic Experience Weekend

October 25 - October 28, 2018

We make this spiritual heritage available today and invite young women (ages 18-40) to join us for this unique opportunity to experience the richness of monastic life... Dates for 2019 coming soon!

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