Our Covid-19 Response

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)


 

 Of Note

   

Cardinal Basil Hume: A Pilgrim's Search for God



Cardinal Basil Hume: A Pilgrim's Search for God, by Sister Gertrude Feick of Redwoods Abbey. 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!

  



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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
August 26, 2021
Father Maurice

Father Maurice

Our beloved chaplain, Fr. Maurice Flood, died suddenly at his monastery of the Holy Cross in Berryville, VA.  He was 85 years old. He had served as our chaplain from 1999 - 2014 and was known by all for his big smile and even bigger heart. 

Funeral Mass Information- September 4, 2021

*In the photo above, Maurice is seen sawing some fallen branches after a winter storm.

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Monastic Internship Program

From Monastic Internship Program...

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.   ...

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Daily Lectio
September 17, 2021

Friday of the Twenty-Fourth Week in Ordinary Time

Year of Saint Joseph

Year of the Family "Amoris Laetitia The Joy of Love"

Saints: Saint Hildegard of Bingen, Virgin, Doctor (1098-1179); Saint Robert Bellarmine, Bishop, Doctor (1542-1621); Saint Albert of Jerusalem (c.1150-1214)

Readings of the Day

RB: Ch 3:7-13 Summoning the Brothers for Counsel

Mass: 1 Tim 6:2c-12; Resp Ps 49; Lk 8:1-3

Blessed are the poor in spirit.
Today we commemorate two great Doctors of the Church. ...

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Online Retreat - Dates TBA

Online Retreat - Dates TBA

October 09 - October 09, 2021

"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.

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