The September 11 Sermon by Fr. Michael Perry

This is the sermon l gave at a Mass for 250 fire fighters  on September 11 OoooooooooooooooooooooooooooO A lot has happened in the 20 years that have passed when so many people were murdered in A violent act of hate.Boys became menGirls became womenAnd love brought them together to become husband-and-wifeAnd then in love they … More The September 11 Sermon by Fr. Michael Perry

Oblate News

Received from Fr. Michael Perry… Men’s monastery that it is, Mount Saviour has a long history of welcoming women as oblates.  Some stay very involved and close to “home”  and others make their oblation and move on. Two of our sister oblates died recently; each of them written up with a half page obituary in … More Oblate News

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.