Saints Simon and Jude

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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

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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

Following the Monastic Path at Redwoods Monastery

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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

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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

Pointing the Way

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This Easter I ran across an article online that caught my attention. (you can read the whole article here) It was about Lasse Sprang Olsen, a stunt man and self acknowledged atheist, who because of his near brush with death, set on a course to learn how to truly pray.  This search brought him to the cross - literally.  On Good Friday, 2014, he was one of those who participated in the annual cr

April 06, 2015 Read More
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