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


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!


Sr Ann Marie

Interested in Religious life? Apply for the Monastic Experience Weekend offered April 23-26 and October 1-4, 2020.  Find out more!

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December 01, 2019
A Season of Gratitude

A Season of Gratitude

"Love, genuine love, is liberated through gratitude."  

Sr. Kathy DeVico, Chapter Talk for the Feast of Christ the King, 

Every year at Thanksgiving we pause to reflect deeply on the  blessings we have received: the myriad ways God has touched us individually, communally, and as extended community to our family, friends and well-wishers.

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Sisters’ Stories

From Sister Sr. Godelieve...

Not in your strengths nor in your skills will you be blessed - but in your need....

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Daily Lectio
December 14, 2019

Saturday of the Second Week of Advent

Saint John of the Cross, Priest, Doctor (1542-1591)

Readings of the Day
RB: Ch 60 The Admission of Priests into the Monastery
Mass: Sir 48:1-4, 9-11; Resp Ps 80; Mt 17:9a, 10-13

Lord, make us turn to you; let us see your face and we shall be saved.

In those days, like a fire there appeared the prophet Elijah whose words were as a flaming furnace ... Blessed is he who shall have seen you and who falls asleep in your ...

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