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


 Of Note

A Pilgrim's Search for God
  • Sisters from Redwoods Abbey are featured in a unique "film" essay entitled, On the Road with Thomas Merton.  Do take a moment to watch and enjoy.

  • Our very own Sr Gertrude Feick has just published an important work, Cardinal Basil Hume: A Pilgrim's Search for God, available on Amazon.  Order today!

  • Do you have stories or pictures you would like to share in remembrance of Sr. Godelieve? Please share them here. View all memorials here
Featured News
September 15, 2019
A Summer Season Full of Grace

A Summer Season Full of Grace

This Summer has been very full.  We have accompanied our Sr Godelieve in her transitus to Eternal Life.

We have opened a new Welcome Center for our Retreatants, Guests and Visitors

We have been graced by the teaching, deep spirituality, and wisdom of two Dominicans,  Fr. Michael Dodds, OP and Sr. Barbara Green, OP.

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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 17, 2019

Thirty-Third Sunday in Ordinary Time

3rd World Day of the Poor
In other years: Saint Elizabeth of Hungary (1207-1231); Saint Hilda of Whitby (614-680)

Readings of the Day
RB: Ch 39 The Proper Amount of Food
Mass: Malachi 3:19-20a; Resp Ps 98; 2 Th 3:7-12; Lk 21:5-19

The Lord comes to rule the earth with justice.

(Hab 2:4)

Welcome to the penultimate Sunday of the liturgical ...

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April 23 - April 26, 2020

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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