For those who have been wondering… this is the update received today. Because of uncertainty surrounding the Corona Virus pandemic, the Oblate Retreat scheduled for October 15th through 18th has been cancelled. At this time there is no way to predict when such a gathering will be safe for the Monks and the Oblates. Cancellation … More Update for 2020 Oblate Retreat
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 Hello Everyone and Happy Feast Day It is a glorious day here at the monastery and it is the first day of Spring. The robins are pecking for grubs and worms on the chapel lawn, little blue flowers are blooming next to the snow drops just outside the Portery and everything … More Checking In, Staying Informed
“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.
March 15, 2020, The Third Sunday in Lent “My eyes are always on the Lord, for God rescues my feet from the snare” Ps 24:15 Greetings and love, I’ve been thinking and meditating a lot more than usual, and wanted to send a brief note. Meditating is a bit easier to do these days since … More Walking into the Present Moment with “Eyes wide Open”
“Standing on the Front Porch of Lent”: Septuagesima, the Three Weeks, “Pre-Lent” …a time to prepare for separation from the “noisy distractions of the world…” Or, another way of seeing it, “easing into Lent.” Brother Nicholas Obl.S.B., Mount Saviour Monastery February 8, 2020: Who can imagine that in three weeks, Lent will begin? It seems … More “Standing on the Front Porch of Lent”: Septuagesima, the Three Weeks, “Pre-Lent” …a time to prepare for separation from the “noisy distractions of the world…” Or, another way of seeing it, “easing into Lent.” February 8, 2020
Oblate Jeffrey Essmann has a new article in America Magazine. Click on the link below to read it .. .. This Advent season, listen to your hometown prophets ..
By Stuart-John Tigchelaar October 17 – 20, 2019 Oblate Retreat Mount Saviour Monastery “It is a matter of becoming. You are always becoming.” So said Brother Pierre as he spoke to us on the “Historical and musical perspectives on the psalms and song life at Mount Saviour.” And, he continued, “The music embraces … More Notes on Oblate Gathering
A photo taken on the final day of the 2019 Oblates retreat … Our newest Oblate Margaret shared her Oblate statement below: Oblation Statement October 19, 2019 Margaret M Fisher Mount Saviour has been here for me, literally, for over 60 years, as it has been for many others. I hope, as an Oblate, … More 2019 Oblates Retreat photos
“Song and Psalm in the Life of Mt. Saviour”. Oblates 2019 Retreat Schedule: Thursday, October 17th 1:00 – 5:00 pm. Arrivals and Check-in. • 5:00 pm. Supper at St. Joseph’s. Introductions and Outline of the weekend. • 6:30 pm. Vespers in Chapel • 7:00pm. On your own. OR get-acquainted before Compline at St. Joseph’s. Friday, … More “Song and Psalm in the Life of Mt. Saviour”. Oblates 2019 Retreat