The Homily for the Solemnity of the Dedication of our chapel

– Fr. Michael Perry Because the memory of war was seared in the mind of Reverend Father Damasus and others We became one of the hundreds of churches  around the country And around the world Dedicated to Mary the Queen of Peace Place our church atop the Saviour’s mountain. And you have. What we have: … More The Homily for the Solemnity of the Dedication of our chapel

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

Happy Easter!

Resurrected For the first time in many years,  I watched the Easter sunrise from my window instead of through the chapel windows at Mount Saviour. Sigh…   Still, it was beautiful and felt like a promise of better days to come. Every year as Lenten season begins, I work with the idea of growth.  The … More Happy Easter!

“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.

The spiritual opportunities of the Covid-19 Coronavirus pandemic

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

Walking into the Present Moment with “Eyes wide Open”

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”