A few nights ago, we had some furry visitors to our garden.
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)
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!
Sisters from Redwoods Abbey are featured in a unique "film" essay entitled, On the Road with Thomas Merton. Enjoy!
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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
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. ...
Year of Saint Joseph
Year of the Family "Amoris Laetitia The Joy of Love"
National Back to School Month
In other years: Saint Alphonsus Liguori, Bishop, Doctor of the Church, Patron of Confessors and Moralists (1696-1787)
Readings of the Day
RB: Ch 50 Brothers Working at a Distance or Traveling
Mass: Ex 16:2-4, 12-15; Resp Ps 78; Eph 4:17, 20-24; Jn 6:24-35He commanded the skies above and opened the gates of heaven.
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"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.Learn More