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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
May 16, 2018
Sr Kathy Meets Pope Francis

Sr Kathy Meets Pope Francis

In September, 2017, Sr Kathy, our abbess, attended the General Chapter of the Cistercian Order in Assisi, Italy. This meeting of Cistercian abbots and abbesses from around the world happens every three years.

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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
July 19, 2018

Searching for God

Thursday of the Fifteenth Week in Ordinary Time

Readings of the Day
RB: Ch 40 The Proper Amount of Drink
Mass: Is 26:7-9, 12, 16-19; Resp Ps 102; Mt 11:28-30


My soul yearns for you in the night, yes, my spirit within me keeps vigil for ...

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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...

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