Our Covid-19 Response

No Public Eucharist or Prayer Services effective until further notice, but offering our continual prayer for the sick, their families and health workers.  (Read More)


 

 Of Note

   

Cardinal Basil Hume: A Pilgrim's Search for God



Sr. Gertrude Feick of Redwoods has just published an important work, Cardinal Basil Hume: A Pilgrim's Search for God, available on Amazon.  Order today!

  

On the Road with Thomas Merton


Sisters from Redwoods Abbey are featured in a unique "film" essay entitled, On the Road with Thomas Merton. Enjoy!

  



Interested in Religious life? Explore our vocational retreats. Find out more!


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

Featured News
July 01, 2020
Sheltering in Place in the Redwoods

Sheltering in Place in the Redwoods

WHITEHORN, California — The first time I visited my sisters here at Redwoods Monastery was in mid-June of 1994. It’s hard to believe that it’s been 26 years since that initial brief visit to this wonderful community, in this place of truly awesome beauty. Since that first three-day stay, as I remember it, I’ve been coming down here almost every year, from my home community of Guadalupe Abbey near Carlton, for longer stays. I’ve consistently been helping with their Holy Week and Easter liturgies. This has meant being here for two, sometimes three, weeks in March and April.

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Monastic Internship Program

From Monastic Internship Program...

Every journey is a liminal space, an in-between time, spanning where I am now and where I hope to end up.  While a journey often involves some physical travel, a meaningful journey is accompanied by a displacement of a habitual dispositions and mindsets, while engaging an inner dimension.   ...

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Daily Lectio
October 19, 2020

Monday of the Twenty-Ninth Week in Ordinary Time

Saints John de Brebeuf, Isaac Jogues, and Companions (17th Century)
Readings of the Day
RB: Ch 15 The Times for Saying Alleluia
Mass: Eph 2:1-10; Resp Ps 100; Lk 12:13-21

Sing joyfully to the Lord all you lands; serve the Lord with gladness. 
MARY, QUEEN OF MARTYRS,PRAY FOR US.
Saint Paul writes this in his Letter to the Ephesians: "For we are God's handiwork, created in Christ Jesus for good works that God has prepared in ...

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Online Retreat

Online Retreat

October 03 - October 03, 2020

"We are all on a Journey: Monastic Tools for Today." This retreat will focus on monastic practices that can be integrated into daily routines at home. Topics will include Lectio Divina, Contemplative prayer, Our Connection to Nature, The Divine Office, and Wisdom for Daily Living. We are offering this retreat for young single women interested in discerning a vocation to monastic life or are seeking a spiritual practice to sustain them in trying and difficult times.

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