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

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

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