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


 Of Note

A Pilgrim's Search for God
  • Sisters from Redwoods Abbey are featured in a unique "film" essay entitled, On the Road with Thomas Merton.  Do take a moment to watch and enjoy.

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

  • Do you have stories or pictures you would like to share in remembrance of Sr. Godelieve? Please share them here. View all memorials here
Featured News
June 30, 2019
Farewell to Sr. Godelieve Theys, OCSO

Farewell to Sr. Godelieve Theys, OCSO

Birth is a miracle. Death is mystery.  Our lives move between these two realities, realities that are immersed in God, that point to our spiritual journey through, with and in the Divine Life and Mystery.

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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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Daily Lectio
August 20, 2019

Tuesday of the Twentienth Week in Ordinary Time

Solemnity of Saint Bernard of Clairvaux, Abbot of Clairvaux, Doctor of the Church (1090-1153)

Readings of the Day
RB: Ch 64:1-6 The Election of Abbess or Abbot
Mass: Judges 6:11-24a; Resp Ps 85; Mt 19:23-30
For the Solemnity: Wis 7:7-10, 15-16 or Sirach 39:8-14; Ph 3:17-4:1; Mt 5:13-19 or Jn 17:20-26

Listen, my faithful children; open up your petals, like roses planted near running waters.

For commentary on two ...

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