WHITEHORN, California — The first time I visited my sisters here at Redwoods Monastery was in mid-June of 1994. It’s hard to believe that it’s been 26 years since that initial brief visit to this wonderful community, in this place of truly awesome beauty. Since that first three-day stay, as I remember it, I’ve been coming down here almost every year, from my home community of Guadalupe Abbey near Carlton, for longer stays. I’ve consistently been helping with their Holy Week and Easter liturgies. This has meant being here for two, sometimes three, weeks in March and April.
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. ...
Monday of the Twenty-Ninth Week in Ordinary Time
Saints John de Brebeuf, Isaac Jogues, and Companions (17th Century)Readings of the DayRB: Ch 15 The Times for Saying AlleluiaMass: Eph 2:1-10; Resp Ps 100; Lk 12:13-21Sing joyfully to the Lord all you lands; serve the Lord with gladness.
MARY, QUEEN OF MARTYRS,PRAY FOR US.
Saint Paul writes this in his Letter to the Ephesians: "For we are God's handiwork, created in Christ Jesus for good works that God has prepared in ...