Friends of St. Benedict’s Abbey in Atchison, Kansas are invited to join Abbot James Albers and Fr. Meinrad Miller on Sept 23, 2017 in Oklahoma City to celebrate theRite of Beatification for Father Stanley Rother, the first American-born martyr and the first U.S. priest to be beatified. Cardinal Angelo Amato, the Prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints, will celebrate the Rite of Beatification at the Cox Convention Center in downtown Oklahoma City.
Join the monks as the Notre Dame Children's Choir performs at St. Benedict's Abbey on Tuesday, June 13 at 7:00pm. The performance is free and the public is welcome.
The University of Notre Dame Children’s Choir tour of the Midwest Friday, comes to Saint Benedict’s Abbey on Tuesday, June 13, 2017 at 7:00 pm to celebrate the release of their new album, O Day of Peace. The album features favorite anthems and hymns arrangements of the choir, including works by Herbert Howells, Hubert Parry, Jean Sibelius, Martin How, and Richard Terry. Two newly commissioned hymns are included on the album: Brian Schoettler’s While Seeking Refuge from the Storms of Life, winner of the 2016 Notre Dame Children’s Choir Hymn Competition, and Hillary Doerries’ Joyful is the Dark, composer in-residence of the choir. The Choir will also perform a recent commission from Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Caroline Shaw, In Living Green.
The University of Notre Dame Children’s Choir is an ecumenical choral program for children from toddlers through high school. The Choir educates over 200 choristers weekly; commissions and records new liturgical, classical, jazz, and spiritual music; and tours nationally. The Chamber Choir of the NDCC has performed for the National Association of Pastoral Musicians, TEDx, and the Indiana Music Education Association. The Choir’s debut album, O Emmanuel, opened at the number one position on Billboard’s Chart of Traditional Classical Music in 2016.
The Choir is led by Artistic Director Dr. Mark Doerries, Assistant Professor in the Practice of Conducting at the University of Notre Dame, and accompanied by Juan Mesa, Director of Music at Saint Mary’s Catholic Church in Holliston, MA.
For more on the choir see their website.
St. Benedict's Abbey is excited to host David von Behren for an Organ Recital on June 3rd, 2017, at 3 p.m. David is the first organist to receive the Cleveland Institute of Music's (CIM) prestigious Darius Milhaud Award, given to annually to a student "who displays qualities of unusual talent and creativity and academic excellence." A native of Falls City, Nebraska, David is an organ performance and music theory major at CIM. David was recently named one of the Diapason's "20 under 30," a group of young organists, and church musicians who show superior accomplishments, leadership, creativity and innovative thinking.
As the winner of the Jack Kent Cooke Young Artist Award on National Public Radio's From the Top, David has played for an audience of over 500,000 listeners across the nation.
Learn more at davidvonbehren.com
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 .
Are you a young professional? Click here to join the Society for young adults for discounted rates and more.
We are currently looking for event underwriters. If you have any questions questions or are interested in supporting the Abbot's Table, please contact Matt Kemnitz in our Advancement Office: 913.360.7897
- 4:00 pm - Mass of the Second Sunday of Easter
- 5:15 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.
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
View the brochure:
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
Click here to register for the retreat
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.
See detailed information:
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
Click read more to see more images from Dennis Dunleavy
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.