Beannacht / Blessing Feast of St Patrick

By Stuart~John A benediction from the late, beloved John O’Donohue, for the consoling embrace of steadiness and clarity in our most difficult moments For Josie, my mother On the day whenthe weight deadenson your shouldersand you stumble,may the clay danceto balance you. And when your eyesfreeze behindthe grey windowand the ghost of lossgets into you,may a … More Beannacht / Blessing Feast of St Patrick

Psalm 31: 21-24

The Chief Rabbi of Ukraine has asked for Christians to recite Psalm 31 aloud. (This is only a small piece of it below) Ukraine has a sizable Jewish minority of at least 50,000 people. Historically the Jewish people have faced a lot of persecution under Russian rule.  Psalm 31 21-24 21 Praise be to the … More Psalm 31: 21-24

Oblate Director News

After several years as Oblate Director,  Brother Gabriel has handed over the reins to Brother Luke.   Before doing so, Brother Gabriel shared a list of Oblate Enrollment for the last few years.  He also shared a link to the AIM newsletter, where one can sign up to receive the newsletter, as it is published.  Both items are included in … More Oblate Director News

Solemn Vows

For Oblates who were not able to be at Mount Saviour this weekend, here are some photos by Brother Luke.   The icy roads meant only a few people were able to be present for Br. Mark’s and Br. Isaiah’s Solemn Vows.   Afterwards there was a simpler celebration than in past times,  while at the same time joyful.   … More Solemn Vows

2022 Greeting

To the Brother Monks and Oblate Community of Mount Saviour Monastery​​ ​ As we begin this New Year 2022 let us seek to live in        HOPE   He who hopes in God trusts God…       Hope is the wedding of two freedoms, human and   divine, in the acceptance of a love that is at once a promise and the beginning of fulfillment.*   Hope seeks not only … More 2022 Greeting

Christmas Greetings

A Christmas greeting to our Oblate Community of the Mount Saviour Benedictine Monastery From Oblate Stuart~John                                      ~~~          ‘Little quatrain for Christmas’, by John of the Cross,  which in a few lines he captures simple devotion, … More Christmas Greetings

The September 11 Sermon by Fr. Michael Perry

This is the sermon l gave at a Mass for 250 fire fighters  on September 11 OoooooooooooooooooooooooooooO A lot has happened in the 20 years that have passed when so many people were murdered in A violent act of hate.Boys became menGirls became womenAnd love brought them together to become husband-and-wifeAnd then in love they … More The September 11 Sermon by Fr. Michael Perry