“Only a Love Stronger than Death Will Satisfy”- Blessed Maria Gabriella O.C.S.O.

“Only a Love Stronger than Death Will Satisfy” Greetings in Christ’s Peace, “…the way to self-fulfillment is self-donation; only a love stronger than death will satisfy.” — Blessed Maria Gabriella [from David P. Lavich, OCSO, (Trans.). (2019). “The Letters of Blessed Maria Gabriella with the Notebooks of Mother Pia Gullini,” (p. ix). Athens, OH: Cistercian … More “Only a Love Stronger than Death Will Satisfy”- Blessed Maria Gabriella O.C.S.O.

2019 Retreat Reminder

In just a few weeks we’ll be gathering again for our annual retreat. This year we have an extra day starting October 17, to explore, visit, pray and immerse ourselves in our theme of Psalm and Song in the Life of Mount Saviour. Registrations are going very well.  Please, if you discover that you cannot … More 2019 Retreat Reminder

St. Benedict’s Transitus (His “Passing Over”) March 21, 2019

[A snippet from my personal journal that I thought I’d share. I hope it is appropriate to do so. + In Nomine Domini +] Yesterday, I had a doctor’s appointment in a large city an hour train ride from my home. I mistakenly thought the appointment was for 11:30 am, only to find upon arrival … More St. Benedict’s Transitus (His “Passing Over”) March 21, 2019