This year the feast of All Saints brought great joy to our community with the Solemn Profession of Sr. Gertrude Feick, OCSO. Friends and family from her hometown in Indiana came to Redwoods to celebrate with the Redwood's community. Dom Peter McCarthy, OSCO, Father Immediate of Our Lady of the Redwoods Abbey and Abbot of Our Lady of Guadalupe, Carlton, OR, officiated at the profession. He was accompanied at the altar by Abbot Paul Mark,OCSO and Dom Thomas, OCSO, Abbot Emeritus. Both Dom Paul Mark and Dom Thomas are from Our Lady of New Clairvaux Abbey in Vina CA.
Sr. Kathy DeVico offered a profoundly moving evocation addressed to Sr. Gertrude.
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. ...
Tuesday of the Second Week in Ordinary Time
Year of the Family "Amoris Laetitia The Joy of Love"
Commencement of the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity: We saw the star in the East, and we came to worship Him (Mt 2:2)
Saints: Saint Margaret of Hungary, OP (1242-1270)
Readings of the Day
Rule of Saint Benedict: Ch 4:1-21 The Tools for Good Works
Mass: 1 Sm 16:1-13; Resp Ps 89; Mk 2:23-28To God, the Rock, my savior.
NOT AS MAN SEE DOES GOD SEE, BECAUSE HE SEES THE APPEARANCE BUT ...