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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

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April 18, 2022
He is Risen!

He is Risen!

Easter Vigil. All is silent, but full of hope.
The last Adam grasps the hand of the first Adam,
And yanks him out of his grave.
The Mother of God wipes away Eve’s tears.

All around the mortal rock of the tomb,
the garden of Eden blossoms.   (Bartholomaios I, Ecumenical Patriarch)

Here are some highlights of Easter Celebrations at Redwoods:

Sr. Gertrude sings the Exultet, the Easter Proclamation.

Fr. Simeon and Sisters sing the Easter Alleluia:


Easter Vigils

Easter Day Mass

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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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Lectio Divina
June 24, 2022

The Solemnity of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus

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

10th World Meeting of Families through June 26, 2022 "Family Love: A Vocation and Path to Holiness"

Readings of the Day

Rule of Saint Benedict: Ch 18:12-19 The Order of the Psalmody

Mass: Ezk 34:11-16; Resp Ps 23; Rm 5:5b-11; Lk 15:3-7

He refreshes my soul.
The love of God has been poured into our hearts through the ...

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