True Fasting

A reflection on Lenten fasting by Mother Maria-Michael Newe, OSB “See, on your fast day you carry out your own pursuits, and drive all your laborers. See, you fast only to quarrel and fight, and to strike with a wicked fist!… Is this not, rather, the fast that I choose: releasing those bound unjustly, untying … More True Fasting

Caronavirus Update

We are now in our second week of “lock-down” at the Abbey. Thankfully, none of our Sisters have shown signs of the coronavirus yet, but our hearts go out to all those who have suffered and died from this disease. We hope that it will quickly come to an end, and that in the meantime … More Caronavirus Update

Eyes on the Prize

A reflection by Mother Maria-Michael Newe, OSB I think one of the keys to a meaningful life is to remember things that are eternal. St. Benedict talks about this in his Rule. In the Prologue he exhorts us to “keep your eyes on eternity,” and in Chapter 72 he writes, “let them prefer nothing whatever … More Eyes on the Prize

Honoring Our Patroness

God our Father, the life and deeds of St. Walburga are resplendent with your glory. As we join with her in worship before your throne, grant that our prayer may effect healing and comfort for all those who seek her aid. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you in … More Honoring Our Patroness

A Lesson from King David

“He has raised up a horn for our salvation within the house of David his servant” Luke 1:69 A reflection on the King David of the Old Testament by Mother Maria-Michael Newe, OSB David could be a really controversial character because of some of the things he did in his life. He had a sword…and … More A Lesson from King David

Free to Serve

A reflection on the Gospel reading for the fourth Thursday in Ordinary Time (Mark 6:7-13) by Mother Maria-Michael Newe, OSB Today in the Gospel reading, Jesus summoned the twelve apostles and sent them out two by two, giving them authority to drive out unclean spirits. When He describes what they should take with them, notice … More Free to Serve