Join Abbot James R. Albers, OSB, and the Monks of St. Benedict's Abbey Saturday, April 22, 2017, at the Sheraton Hotel in Kansas City's Crown Center for the fifth annual Abbot’s Table benefit for the monks of St. Benedict's Abbey. The monks will present the Lumen Vitae to Elmer Fangman and Bishop Robert Barron .
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- 4:30 pm - Mass of the Second Sunday of Easter
- 5:30 pm - Cocktail Hour
- 6:30 pm - Dinner and Abbot's Table Program
The monks of St. Benedict's Abbey and Benedictine College ministry will host 24-hours of Eucharistic Adoration and Confession in St. Benedict's Abbey Church beginning Friday, March 24, at Noon, and ending Saturday March 25, at the 11:30 a.m. Mass. Confession will be available for the entirety of the 24 hours. If you have questions feel free to contact us.
Tune in to EWTN on January 25 at 7 p.m. to see Fr. Daniel McCarthy and Fr. Mitch Pacwa will discuss the celebration of the liturgy and how it fosters human maturation and generative communities.
Father Daniel McCarthy of the Abbey presents the Liturgy Week Architecture for Liturgy on 16-20 January 2017, at the Spiritual Life Center, Wichita, Kansas. He answers the question “What is a church?” by pointing to personal illumination in the baptistery and font, ongoing maturation by the Word of God in the hall and at the ambo, leading to interpersonal communion around the Lord’s table, the altar-ciborium on the dais. These are richly illustrated with photos of churches from Italy, the UK and USA. The week also includes a pictorial journey through the ancient basilicas of Rome. Father Daniel presents the results of his doctoral work by discussing the design of many churches since the Second Vatican Council (1962-1965). The liturgy week includes visits to four selected churches with guided discussions of them.
For more information, please go to this link: http://architectureforliturgy.org/liturgy-week-1/
To register with the Diocese of Wichita, go to this link: https://give.catholicdioceseofwichita.org/pages/worship/worship-event
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Join the monks for a special Compline service on All Souls day. We will begin with Compline in the Abbey church at 7:30 followed by a candlelight procession to the Abbey Cemetery. Participation in this service can serve as part of a method to receive a special indulgence as part of the year of mercy.
Perform a spiritual or corporal work of mercy. Pope Francis said that an indulgence may be obtained when a member of the “faithful personally performs” one of these merciful acts.
“The experience of mercy, indeed, becomes visible in the witness of concrete signs as Jesus himself taught us,” he said.
CRAA 2016 Summer Conference at St. Benedict's Abbey, Atchison, KS
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Part 1: MEDIEVAL MANUSCRIPT ILLUMINATION - Saturday - Monday, July 16-18, 2016,
Join artist Tony Silvestri for an illumination workshop. Participants will study the traditional materials and techniques of medieval manuscript illuminators, and use calfskin, hand-made gesso, 23K gold leaf, and pure pigments to create a beautiful illumination of their own. During this three-day workshop, we will also be able to participate in the traditional monastic schedule.
Part 2: OPEN RETREAT - Tuesday, July 19, 2016
Enjoy a quiet day of contemplation and prayer at the Abbey, with guided meditation with Father Jay Kythe, OSB
Part 3: ICONOGRAPHY Workshop and Retreat -
Wednesday - Sunday, July 20-24, 2016
Artist Elizabeth Zeller leads this workshop in the traditional art of icon painting. Participants will explore each step in the process--from the preparation of the icon board to the finishing touches--to create an icon of their own from start to finish, using traditional materials and techniques, such as gilding and egg-tempera painting. During this five-day workshop, we will also be able to participate in the traditional monastic schedule.
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Attention Benedictine College students! Join the monks for the 2016 Holy Week retreat: Walking with Christ on the Via Dolorosa.
Join Abbot James Albers and the Monks for an evening with Kansas Monks on February 5, 2016.
Sunset Country Club • 9555 S Geyer Rd. • St. Louis, MO 63127
5:30 p.m. Reception • 6:30 p.m. Hors d’oeuvres and Program
The monks of St. Benedict's Abbey will be joining the young adult group, City on a Hill, to offer mass and hear confessions.
Mass is at:
Sacred Heart Guadalupe Parish
2544 Madison Ave.
Kansas City Missouri, 64108
Please invite your friends and join us for confessions at 6:00pm, followed by mass at 6:30, and then head across the parking lot to Boulevard Brewery for some Waldo Pizza and Boulevard's best brews- all for only $10 at the door!
Fr. Daniel McCarthy offers a follow up course for Architecture for Liturgy students.
This week is intended for those who attended the first week in May 2015. There is sufficient interest to hold the week, arrangements being finalized. Download a flyer here and pass it on to your friends.
Angels & Saints: Models of the New Evangelization
An exhibition of all new paintings of angels and saints by Professor Dennis Dunleavy
St. Benedict's Abbey Art Gallery
11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Or by appointments for groups
Exhibit Runs Every Sunday through Christmas
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Travel with the Monks of St. Benedict’s Abbey and celebrate Bavarian tradition on a scenic fall foliage train tour from KC’s historic Union Station to Hermann, MO.
The trip is currently full, but you can join the wait list. If you have any questions please call 913.360.7908. We may still be able to assist you in joining us on this trip.
The monks of St. Benedict’s Abbey and Father Denis Meade invite you to join share in the celebration of Fr. Denis' 65 years of monastic profession and 60 years of priestly service.
Fr. Denis will be the celebrant and homilist of the Mass in the Abbey Church at 10:00 a.m. on Sunday, September 13. A reception will follow after mass in the crypt level of the Church. All are welcome!
Join Abbot James, OSB, Br. Benedict Geist, OSB, and Iconographer, Elizabeth Zeller, OFS, July 27-29, 2015, for an Iconography Workshop .
Participants will paint a small icon in the traditional way as the monks did 1400 years ago. We are using egg yolk, pigments and 24 carat gold leaf, on a wooden panel. Abbot James will bless the newly painted icons at the end of the retreat during the Holy Mass. Participants are invited to join the daily prayer life with the monks. Abbot James Albers, OSB will speak about Consecrated Life.
Join us at Aldridge Studios in Overland Park, July 25-26, 2015, for a still life workshop. Study of Concept, Composition and Color, with Donna Aldridge PSA M-MAPS.
Medieval Manuscrip Illumination Workshop
Consecrating your Life - Self-transcendence and sharing communion in the ups and downs, to and fro of liturgy. How catholic ritual expresses the consecration of our lives -- A conference with Father Dr Daniel McCarthy, OSB -AND- Sacred Space - Pole of the Earth in anthropology and world religions -- a conference with Dr Tony Silvestri.
Join Fr. Daniel McCarthy, the monks of St. Benedict's Abbey, and the Sisters of Mount St. Scholastica Monastery for Liturgy Week 2015 - Architecture for Liturgy.
Join the monks for the priestly ordination of Br. Simon Baker, OSB.
Join Abbot James R. Albers, OSB, Archbishop Joseph F. Naumann and the Society of St. Benedict Saturday, April 18, 2015, for the third annual Abbot’s Table benefit for the monks of St. Benedict's Abbey.
Are you interested in the monastic life? The monks invite men age 18-35 to join them in their monastic lives from April 10-12 for a weekend of prayer and discernment.