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

Corpus Christi Weekend – Chant Workshop and Eucharistic Procession

 05/31/2016 This past Sunday we celebrated the Solemnity of the Most Precious Body and Blood of Christ — still known popularly by its former Latin name, Corpus Christi. We took advantage of the beautiful Latin Vespers and Mass propers of the day’s liturgy to schedule our annual Gregorian Chant Workshop for the days preceding the … More Corpus Christi Weekend – Chant Workshop and Eucharistic Procession

New Novice Preparing for the Wedding Feast

On February 2, 2016, the Feast of the Presentation of Our Lord, we welcomed a new novice into our community. Sr. Catherine-Marie Carlin , having completed her first year of probation at our Abbey was clothed in the Benedictine habit during our Lauds prayer service. Below is a reflection given by Mother Maria Michael on the occasion of her clothing. … More New Novice Preparing for the Wedding Feast

The Power of a Blessing

A reflection on Genesis 32: 23-33 by Mother Maria-Michael Newe, OSB In this passage from Genesis we see Jacob battling, wrestling with an Angel.  We read in Genesis, “After he had taken them across the stream and had brought over all his possessions, Jacob was left there alone.” There he was – alone.  Everything he … More The Power of a Blessing