Ways to Prepare for Christmas

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Take a break from all the busyness of the season and go a little deeper into the meaning of Christmas.

December 22, 2018 Read More

Thanksgiving at the Monastery  

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At Redwoods, Thanksgiving is a liturgical event held in the context of the Eucharist.  The Eucharist (known also as the Mass) comes from the Greek word eucharistein,which means to give thanks.  It commemorates the self-gift of Christ for the salvation of the world and is the “source and summit” of our communal life together. 

November 24, 2018 Read More

Fr. Joseph Boyle, OCSO

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Fr. Joseph Boyle, OCSO - Spiritual Teacher, Friend, Lover of Creation, Abbot and Brother died on Sunday, October 21st at St Benedict’s Monastery, Snowmass, Colorado. He touched so many of us within the Order and beyond with his kindness, personal generosity, wit and intelligence. We will surely miss him, but trust in his intercession for all monastics, spiritual seekers, and lovers of Christ. May he rest in the Glory of God and confer that glory and insight to us below.

October 24, 2018 Read More

Sr Kathy Meets Pope Francis

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In September, 2017, Sr Kathy, our abbess, attended the General Chapter of the Cistercian Order in Assisi, Italy. This meeting of Cistercian abbots and abbesses from around the world happens every three years.

May 16, 2018 Read More

My Journey to Redwoods

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by Sister Gertrude Feick

November is my favorite month of the liturgical year. This year was no exception. I was especially blessed on All Saints’ Day when the Redwoods community formally received me into the Cistercian (OCSO) Order. Simultaneously, I began a three-year probationary period in preparation for Solemn Profession. Dear readers, this is nothing short of a miracle.

May 16, 2018 Read More
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