Embracing the Cross

A reflection on the triumph of Love by Mother Maria Michael Newe, OSB I was thinking about the incredible words we sing during the Divine Office on the Feast of St. Andrew: “Seeing the cross [of his own martyrdom], Andrew cried out with joy, ‘O precious cross! Truly I have always loved you, and I … More Embracing the Cross

Seek the Face of God

On May 3, 2017, we welcomed Sr. Anna as a novice in our community as she was given the habit of our Order.  Below is an excerpt from the reflection given to the Sr Anna and the Community on the vigil of her clothing. In the scriptures for tomorrow’s feast, we hear, “Jesus said to … More Seek the Face of God

O Tannenbaum!

On the Fourth Sunday of Advent, a week before Christmas, a group of Sisters bundled up, piled into the pickup truck, and slipped and slid over the snow to find a couple of trees for our Christmas festivities. Wishing everyone a joyful, grace-filled, and merry Christmas Season!    

On the Birthday of Mary

On September 8, 2016, as we celebrated the birth of the Blessed Virgin Mary, we also welcomed yet another novice into our community, Sr. Hillary Kunz.  Below is an excerpt from the reflection Mother Maria Michael gave to our community the evening before Sr. Hillary’s clothing. Tomorrow we celebrate the birth of the Blessed Mother.  … More On the Birthday of Mary

Welcoming a New Novice

Our community welcomed our second new novice of the year on April 17, 2016, the Feast of the Good Shepherd.  Sr. Brandi-Lynn McWhorter was clothed in the Benedictine habit during our Lauds prayer service.  Below is a reflection given by Mother Maria-Michael for the occasion of her clothing. In the prayer for the blessing of … More Welcoming a New Novice

Mosaic Art at the Abbey

05/24/2016 This past weekend was our annual Mosaic Art Workshop, which we have been hosting with artist Kathy Thaden for five years now. The many windows in the conference room provide lost of air and light for the twelve participants that Kathy is able to take each year. Not surprisingly, the registration roster fills up … More Mosaic Art at the Abbey

Welcoming Wayfarers

05/16/2016 Sunday evening we had a chance to exercise hospitality the way St. Benedict would have back before websites, or even postal services. Bill Marcell,  who is bicycling from Florida to Alaska (yes, that’s right), had been hoping to make it to Laramie, 30 miles north of the Abbey, but the cold rainy weather had … More Welcoming Wayfarers