By Fr Michael Perry There is a “new normal” everywhere, even at Mount Saviour. Chapel doors that used to be open all day for people to come and pray are now locked to keep the virus out. Guests have been notified not to come and events have been cancelled. The new normal has left the … More The New Normal
by Alfred Dubois Work, Study and Prayer – Essential for a Benedictine monk or oblate. During the decline in Rome, Saint Benedict saw the need for Work-in a society that was ravaged by decadence, despair and sin. In today’s world, we do not have a Saint Benedict so we depend on the “media” for our … More Work and the Glory of God
by Fr Michael Perry I was sitting at the front desk in the Portery reading a review in The New Yorker of the new book about Dorothy Day, when out of the blue (actually the barn) Br John showed up and asked me if l wanted to see his baby pictures.”This should be interesting”, l … More Lambs and Vocations
From Fr Michael Perry …. CHRIST IS RISEN ! Well, it may have been a quiet week in Lake Woebegone but it was even quieter here at our monastery, our/us being the oblates Brother John and the brothers decided to take a very hard line in applying the rules of safety in this COVID crisis. … More Holy Week & Easter
Resurrected For the first time in many years, I watched the Easter sunrise from my window instead of through the chapel windows at Mount Saviour. Sigh… Still, it was beautiful and felt like a promise of better days to come. Every year as Lenten season begins, I work with the idea of growth. The … More Happy Easter!