Brother Francis

From Fr Michael Perry …. God is good! All the time! ….and the goodness of God showed itself last night in the Common Room of the monastery. After First Vespers of the feast of The Body and Blood of Christ the community gathered to give the habit to Brother Cester, the young man from the … More Brother Francis

The New Normal

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

Lambs and Vocations

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

“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