Candlemas at Redwoods

Lectio Divina
Watch highlights of our liturgical celebration of the Feast of the Presentation, celebrated on February 2.  It is a feast that commemorates Mary and Joseph bringing Jesus to the Temple for the Rite of Purification in accordance with the Law of Moses.  At the Temple, Christ is recognized by the Simeon and Anna.  The Song of Simeon (Luke 2:22-35 ) is  often sung at Compline, the last Office of prayer of the day.  'And now Lord, you may let your servant go in peace for with my own eyes I have seen
February 23, 2012 Read More

Feast of St Bernard

Lectio Divina

St Bernard of Clairvaux (1090-1153) is undoubtedly the most famous Cistercian monk and abbot.  His influence was felt throughout Europe and even into the Holy Land.  He is judged harshly for his involvement in preaching the Crusades, but is loved by many monastics past and present for his writings in which he reveals and teaches a way of affective union with C
August 20, 2011 Read More

Sayings on Silence

Lectio Divina
Hesychia, Blessed Silence This icon is Hesychia, Blessed Silence, an angel that represents Christ with the qualities of Sophia, Holy Wisdom . It speaks to that interior movement of the mind into heart where we meet God in the deepest form of prayer. This is the place where Christ tells us to “Go into your room, shut the door and pray…” (Matthew 6:6)
Since silence is such a foundati
June 09, 2011 Read More

T'he School of Jesus

Lectio Divina
Lent is a journey, it means accompanying Jesus who goes up to Jerusalem, the place of the fulfilment of his mystery of Passion, death and Resurrection; it reminds us that Christian life is a “way” to take, not so much consistent with a law to observe as with the very Person of Christ, to encounter, to welcome, to follow.  Benedict XVI,
April 08, 2011 Read More

Of Gods and Men

Lectio Divina
Fifteen years ago on March 26, 1996, our brothers at the Trappist Abbey of Tibhirine in Algeria were kidnapped.  Two months later, on May 21st, they were killed, caught in the deadly strife between terrorist forces and the Algerian army.  Of Gods and Men tells their story - their interior struggles as well as their love of the Algerian people. The movie portrays our brothers as the ordi
March 25, 2011 Read More
Latest Blog
Advent Receptivity

Advent Receptivity

December 05, 2022

“‘But what is this darkness?  What do ...

Lectio Divina

Lectio Divina

April 26, 2020

Click "Read More" to connect to the latest from Sr. Ger...

Monastery Lentils

June 02, 2019

A popular Guest House recipe that is vegan, easy to mak...

Sr. Kathy greets Pope Francis

Sr. Kathy greets Pope Francis

September 28, 2022

As part of the OCSO General Chapter, participants, Abbo...

Sign Up For Our Email List

I'm Also Interested In:

Thank you for your love and support!

The Sisters of Redwoods Monastery