Merry Christmas!

“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things came to be through him, and without him nothing came to be. What came to be through him was life, and this life was the light of the human race; … More Merry Christmas!

Fall Foliage

The blowing wind, the mild, moist air, the exquisite greening of trees and grasses – In their beginning, in their ending, they give God their praise. –Saint Hildegarde of Bingen (1098-1179)

Renewal of Vows

On this day, the memorial of Our Lady of the Rosary, two of our Sisters renewed their monastic vows for another year. Join us in praying for them in their final year of the Juniorate as they continue to prepare for their solemn vows. Visit our website to learn more about the stages of monastic … More Renewal of Vows

2021 Calendar for Sale

Wall calendar features photos from our Abbey to accompany you throughout the seasons, and it lists feast days and other liturgical celebrations kept by our community. For each month, we share a phrase or two from the Liturgy of the Hours—for us Benedictines—the Opus Dei, the Work of God, the Divine Office. Price: $14.95 each … More 2021 Calendar for Sale

Honey Bees

Thanks to our friend Martin, we now have two thriving hives of bees again. Since this coming winter will be their first one here, we likely won’t harvest any honey this year to make sure they have enough for themselves. Needless to say, we look forward to enjoying the fruit of their labors in years … More Honey Bees

A Tribute to Our Pilot

A reflection by our Prioress, Sister Maria Josepha, OSB on the 17th anniversary of Mother Maria-Michael’s Abbatial Election I think the book Strangers to the City by Michael Casey is a great title for her life, because Mother truly is such a stranger to the city.  She would rather be here, living the monastic life … More A Tribute to Our Pilot

June Photo of the Month

One sign of Spring at the Abbey is the presence of hummingbirds. While the human visitors here are lacking due to COVID-19, there is no shortage of winged guests begging our hospitality in the form of sugar water.

She Fed a Multitude

In memory of our Sister Augustina (1925-2019) on the anniversary of her monastic profession, May 3, 1950 When our Sister Augustina Höchbauer died October 8th, she left many delightful memories of her caring, humor, wisdom, and love to those who knew her. Growing up in Hundsschweif, Bavaria during World War II sharpened her awareness of … More She Fed a Multitude