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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

Featured News
October 24, 2018
Fr. Joseph Boyle, OCSO

Fr. Joseph Boyle, OCSO

Fr. Joseph Boyle, OCSO - Spiritual Teacher, Friend, Lover of Creation, Abbot and Brother died on Sunday, October 21st at St Benedict’s Monastery, Snowmass, Colorado. He touched so many of us within the Order and beyond with his kindness, personal generosity, wit and intelligence. We will surely miss him, but trust in his intercession for all monastics, spiritual seekers, and lovers of Christ. May he rest in the Glory of God and confer that glory and insight to us below.

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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
November 14, 2018

Wednesday of the Thirty-Second Week in Ordinary Time

Readings of the Day
RB: Ch 36 Care of the Sick
Mass: Tt 3:1-7; Resp Ps 23; Lk 17:11-19

In all circumstances, give thanks, for this is the will of God for you in Christ ...

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Monastic Experience Weekend

Monastic Experience Weekend

October 25 - October 28, 2018

We make this spiritual heritage available today and invite young women (ages 18-40) to join us for this unique opportunity to experience the richness of monastic life... Dates for 2019 coming soon!

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