Welcome Home

​”It is the silence of eternity that unites the soul with God.” ​Sister Marie Aimee de Jesus The air was chilled; winds bent the branches of the trees carrying the low hanging clouds across a grey sky as his Brother Monks bore Brother Justin along the pathway, to the repeated single toll of the tower … More Welcome Home

Brother Justin OSB

Dear Sister and Brother Oblates of Mount Saviour Monastery, Sadly, on April 4th, our Benedictine brother, Br Justin M. Raphael Young died suddenly. The opening lines of William Couper’s poem reads: “God moves in a mysterious way, His wonders to perform.” Br. Justin lived his life with the wonder of God as his center and … More Brother Justin OSB

Brother Stephen Galban July 30, 1927 ~ January 20, 2018

Calling hours will be from 3-5pm and 7-8pm on Monday, January 22, 2018 in the Chapel of Mount Saviour Monastery.  Funeral Mass will be 9am Tuesday, January 23, 2018 followed by a reception in the Newell Room at the monastery.   Interment will be in the spring at the Mount Saviour Cemetery at a date … More Brother Stephen Galban July 30, 1927 ~ January 20, 2018

Oblates as Witnesses: November 23, 2018: [A Post-Script to My Journal Reflection on October 18, 2018]

Fall has changed to Winter, at least on the landscape, even if not officially on the calendar. A few days ago an unexpected snowstorm struck while I was away from home. Driving back, my truck slide into a ditch. I waited three hours for AAA to “extricate” me, but help never arrived. When I re-contacted … More Oblates as Witnesses: November 23, 2018: [A Post-Script to My Journal Reflection on October 18, 2018]

The Anniversary of My Oblation; the 2018 Oblate Retreat; & the Feast of St. Luke – Journal Reflection for October 18, 2018

Penning my morning meditation—on the Anniversary of my Oblation—a chill Autumn wind whistles outside my window, while the teakettle on the stove offers competition to the Fall gale…a fitting juxtaposition for the day! In Zen Buddhism the imagery of “wind in the pines” is a metaphor for a steaming teakettle (often expressed in haiku poetry), … More The Anniversary of My Oblation; the 2018 Oblate Retreat; & the Feast of St. Luke – Journal Reflection for October 18, 2018

On the Road

A few weeks ago, Brother John received a request from a pastor in the Canandaigua area. Like so many of our parishes, two in this part of the Rochester Diocese had recently merged into a new one named St. Benedict’s. Pastor Michael Costik’s request was: Would we be willing to help St. Benedict’s familiarize parishioners … More On the Road