Saints Simon and Jude

Daily Lectio
Readings of the day: RB 21Mass: Ephesians 2:19-22; Resp. Psalm 19; Luke 6:12-16
JESUS WENT UP THE MOUNTAIN TO PRAY,AND HE SPENT THE NIGHT IN PRAYER TO GOD. The TransfigurationThis is what praying is: opening the door to the Lord, so that he can
October 28, 2017 Read More

Lectio: Monday of the Twenty-Fourth Week in Ordinary Time

Daily Lectio

Readings of the day: RB 4:1-21Mass: 1 Timothy 2:1-8; Psalm 28; Luke 7:1-10

Today and for the next three days we are immersed in one of the longest chapters of the Holy Rule; a favorite of mine, namely, Chapter Four, “The Tools for Good Works.” In this chapter, Saint Benedict provides what one translator calls, “Guidelines for Chris
September 18, 2017 Read More

Celebrating the Humility of St Bernard of Clairvaux

Chapter Talks

What would be a way to celebrate St. Bernard today in this 21st century?  Perhaps one way is to ponder:  what would he strive to be in the sight of God and what would he call his brother monks to be?  Or, what did Bernard so often refer to in his teaching, which forms the essential framework of his monastic theology?  It can be de
August 23, 2017 Read More

Following the Monastic Path at Redwoods Monastery

Daily Lectio
The following article appeared in the Santa Rosa Diocese publication North Coast Catholic



There is a walking trail on the monastery’s property that winds along the bank of the Mattole River – up and down gentle ravines and through running creeks.  The river bank is fortified by the roots of giant redwoods and the water is crystal clear.  Occasionally we see fish
November 01, 2015 Read More

2015 Monastic Experience Weekend at Redwoods Monastery

Daily Lectio
If you are interested in monastic life or want to deepen your life of prayer and you are a woman between the ages of 20 and 40, inquire about Redwoods Monastic Experience Weekend, May 28 -31, 2015.




Here's what others have said about their experience:
To be given the chance to step into the life here. For me it was really valuable to experience for myself how a life
May 15, 2015 Read More
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