Fr. Daniel on EWTN

Fr. Daniel on EWTN

Mark your calendars and set your DVR's (someone had to explain that to us, we don't have a DVR in the monastery...) Fr. Daniel McCarthy will be featured on EWTN's Bookmark discussing two of his books: Come Into the Light, a volume on church architecture, and Listen to the Word, commentaries on the opening prayers of Mass. Click ‘read more’ for a list of showtimes and a special sneak-peak at the episode.

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New Hymnal at Abbey

New Hymnal at Abbey

35 years ago, Stanley Miller had completed his college education and began his monastic life as a postulant of St. Benedict's Abbey.  A short time later he would receive the habit from Abbot Ralph and the name Meinrad.  Since that time Fr. Meinrad has experienced a great many things in his monastic life from serving a college chaplain and instructor to offering retreats around the world for the Missionaries of Charity (primarily in Kolkata, India).  In all of that time the monastic community has used the same hymnal in their liturgies.  Fr. Meinrad, now the schola master at the abbey, is excited to announce the Abbey is installing new hymnals! Fr. Meinrad offers the following reflection to mark the occasion:

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Fr. Matthew's 50 Years of Priesthood

Fr. Matthew's 50 Years of Priesthood

My 50th anniversary of being a Benedictine Priest is 14 June 18.  It is a good time to reflect upon the meaning of these 50 years of priesthood.

I was ordained on 14 June 68 with my father, John, and older brother, Benedict, by Archbishop Edward Hunkeler at the Abbey Church in Atchison.  Obviously, this was an unusual event: a father and his two sons being ordained together. 

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