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
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 13, 2020 The spiritual opportunities of the COVID-19 Coronoavirus pandemic By Mark Kutolowski I write two days after the World Health Organization has declared the worldwide outbreak of the COVID-19 Coronavirus a global pandemic. News about this virus is dominating national and local media and public events are being cancelled everywhere—from the NBA season … More The spiritual opportunities of the Covid-19 Coronavirus pandemic