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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
January 20, 2019
Sanctuary Forest Annual Board Meeting

Sanctuary Forest Annual Board Meeting

This weekend the board of Sanctuary Forest held their annual board meeting in our new Welcome Center.

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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
January 23, 2019

Wednesday of the Second Week in Ordinary Time

Saint Marianne Cope (1838-1918); Saint Vincent, deacon, martyr (-304)

Readings of the Day
RB: Ch 5:14-19
Mass: Heb 7:1-3, 15-17; Resp Ps 110; Mk 3:1-6

Yours is princely power in the day of your birth, in holy splendor; before the daystar, like the dew, I have begotten you.
The last two days the Pharisees have been keeping a close eye on Jesus, questioning him: 'Why do the disciples of John and the disciples of the Pharisees ...

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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... Dates for 2019 coming soon!

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