Monastery Designated as Shrine for Year of Consecrated Life
Bishop David Ricken of Green Bay has designated our Monastery among other shrines as a special place of pilgrimage for the Year of Consecrated Life. The text of his decree is shown below. The Monastery will be planning special events to enable as many people as possible to participate. These will be announced on our website and other places. May our Blessed Mother, Searcher for the Lost, pray for all those who visit us this year.
Jessica Archuleta begins her wonderful series on CatholicExchange.com:
“Lessons from a Monastery.”
This time with a little help from our novice, Br Jonah.
Last Saturday Bake Sale February 28, 7:00 AM through 1:00 PM.
Bakery Sales Order Pre-order by emailing email@example.com or calling (920) 881-4009.
Articles by Monks and Monastic Associates
There are some wonderful reflections we’d love you to look at. Over at Catholic World Report there are two essays co-written by Abbot Nicholas and our soon-to-be Postulant, Benjamin Mann:
- Mysticism, Monasticism and the New Evangelization
- Monasticism, Clericalism and the Priesthood of All Believers
Can be found here. All are welcome to join us as we prepare for the great mystery of our salvation!
Hieromonk Maximos gave a lenten retreat to the students of Conception Abbey College Seminary in the first week of Great Lent. He spoke on Prayer of the Heart. From March 21 through 28 he will be in Aurora Illinois, speaking at St. George Romanian Greek Catholic Church and, on March 27, to the staff of the Pro-Life Action League. From March 29 through April 6 Fr. Maximos will be giving a series of talks and homilies in Portland, Oregon at Holy Rosary Church.
On Saturday, February 15, Abbot Nicholas was present at St. Francis Xavier Cathedral in Green Bay, WI when Bishop David Ricken blessed six new men to the Office of Reader. These men are part of the diaconate formation program of the Green Bay Diocese. (Bishop Ricken, Fr. Abbot and the new readers are in the accompanying photograph.)
After the Mass, Abbot Nicholas spoke to the Deacons and Deacon candidates of the diocese and their wives on the Eastern Churches in the New Evangelization.
Mundelein Divine Liturgy from April 2013
We were blessed to serve the Divine Liturgy on Bright Friday 2013 as part of the annual meeting of the Institute on Religious Life (IRL). The event took place at the University of Saint Mary of the Lake, Mundelein, IL. Abbot Nicholas was the main celebrant and preacher. The choir from Annunciation Byzantine Catholic Church, Homer Glen, IL sang. Video below and here. The text of Abbot Nicholas’ homily can be found here: Homily for Bright Friday
Next bake sale Saturday March 29
Beginning in January 2014 (and continuing until further notice!) the monastery bake sales will be held on the last Saturday of each month. As usual they will be from 7:00 am through 1:00 pm. Pre-orders are highly recommended. You can see the list of items and prices here.
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Full HRM Schedule of Retreats 2012 – 2013. Come share a day, a weekend, or just a warm meal with us!