The Man Born Blind

Chapter Talks

Conversion to a deepened faith: the eye of the heart continually needs this transformation…transformation into a living and growing faith. 

March 22, 2020 Read More

Second Sunday of Lent

Daily Lectio
May your kindness, O Lord, be upon us who have put our hope in you.

       

Readings of the Day
RB: Ch 31:1-12 Qualifications of the Monastery Cellarer
Mass: Gn 12:1-4a; Resp Ps 33; 2 Tm 1:8b-10; Mt 17:1-

       
OF YOU MY HEART HAS SPOKEN: SEEK HIS FACE. IT IS YOUR FACE, O LORD, THAT I SEEK; HIDE NOT YOUR FACE FROM ME.
(Entrance Antiphon, Mass)

Someone recently told me that he prayed for me. His prayer is that I do whatever the Lord asks of me as I live out my vocation in this particular place. Recalling that heart-warming gesture, today's transfigured Word encourages me, encourages us all, in this way: Rise, and do not be afraid (Mt 17:7).

March 08, 2020 Read More

God's Love Heals and Transforms

Chapter Talks

The theme of Pope Francis’ message for Lent this year is ‘conversion’.  Right at the beginning of his ‘Lenten Message’ he states that the ‘paschal mystery is the basis of conversion.’  Indeed, the backdrop of our Lenten journey is the death and resurrection of Jesus.  This event states that ‘now is the time of grace, now is the day of our salvation’. This grace, available now, happens each time we turn from what is not life, and turn towards God….Conversion is a turning from and turning toward: this inner dynamic is a dying or a letting go for life, for God’s love to heal and transform.  An authentic conversion is an “inward transformation” (p.233).

March 01, 2020 Read More

LA RECongress 2020

News

See you at Anaheim! Trappist West: Monks and Nuns - Anaheim Convention Center - February 21 -23, 2020.  

February 17, 2020 Read More

A Gift from the our Brothers

News

Abbot Paul Mark and Fr. Stephen arrived from New Clairvaux Abbey in Vina, California, bringing gifts.  They made the 5 hour trip hauling a squirrel (not the animal, but a machine).  It will be used at Redwoods for building maintenance on those high hard to reach gutters as well as for pruning fruit trees.

January 30, 2020 Read More
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