Sr. Godelieve Theys. OCSO, June 4, 1923 - June 16, 2019

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Sr. Godelieve Theys, OCSO, beloved sister of Redwoods Monastery died on June 16th, Trinity Sunday, just 12 days after her 96thbirthday.

(Shown above: Sr. Godelieve at her 96th birthday celebration, 2019)

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June 16, 2019 Read More

Thursday of the Seventh Week of Easter

Daily Lectio

Readings of the day: RB 3:1-6 Calling the Community for CounselMass: Ac 22:30; 23:6-11; Resp Ps 16; Jn 17:20-26

In the monastery no one is to follow her own heart’s desire, nor shall anyone presume to contend with her abbess defiantly, or outside the monastery.(RB 3:8)
It is thought-provoking to read today’s passage from

May 17, 2018 Read More

Fifth Sunday of Easter

Daily Lectio

Readings of the day: RB 71 Mutual ObedienceMass: Ac 9:26-31; Resp Ps 22; 1 Jn 3:18-24; Jn 15:1-8


I AM THE TRUE VINE, AND MY FATHER IS THE VINE GROWER.HE TAKES AWAY EVERY BRANCH IN ME THAT DOES NOT BEAR FRUIT,AND EVERY ONE THAT DOES HE PRUNES SO THAT

April 29, 2018 Read More

Wednesday of the Fourth Week of Lent

Daily Lectio

Readings of the day: RB 35:12-18Mass: Is 49:8-15; Resp Ps 145; Jn 5:17-30
I pray to you, O Lord, for a time of favor.In your great mercy, answer me, O God, with your salvation that never fails.(Entrance Antiphon, Mass)


Like all days, today is a day to call upon the Lord in times of difficulty and frustratio

March 14, 2018 Read More

Friday of the First Week of Ordinary Time Aelred of Rievaulx, Cistercian monk, Abbot of Rievaulx (d. 1167)

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Readings of the day: RB 2:16-22Mass: 1 Samuel 8: 4-7, 10-22a; Resp. Psalm 89; Mark 2:1-12 Aelred of Rievaulx, Cistercian Abbot, writer and historianThe encounter with God and our brothers and sisters cannot wait just because we are slow or lazy. We are called to do that encounter today!(Pope Francis, Tweet, January 12, 201

January 12, 2018 Read More
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