While we prepare our story of the First Profession of Br. Jerome & Br. Florian, we hope you enjoy these photos and video from their vows.
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On December 7, 2018, Abbot James Albers and the monks welcomed two novices: Br. Angelus Atkinson and Br. Maximilian Mary Anderson – for the next year these men will pray and work alongside the monks and under the tutelage of Novice Master Fr. Jay Kythe. To read the whole story, see the photos and watch the video click ‘read more’Read More
When we get to December 17, the Liturgy of the Hours begins the grandfather of all novenas, these privileged days of preparation and waiting for the celebration of the tenderness that defies terror. Each Mass is special for the day. At Vespers we have the lovely O antiphons. What are they and why do we pray them?Read More
Mary of Nazareth is only a woman. She was born of a real mother and a real father who conceived her in just the same way as all of us were conceived. She is no different than us. She is only a woman; that is, with one very particular exception. When the Eternal God, existing in a communion of persons – Father, Son and Holy Spirit – chose to save the human race from the hopeless and damnable predicament we got ourselves into he decided to become one of us. When the fullness of time had come he sent the Eternal Son into our world, and he chose Mary of Nazareth to be his mother. Why?Read More
To celebrate the season of Advent and the coming birth of our Savior at Christmas Br. Karel Soukup has painting the scene from the Gospel of the angel visiting St. Joseph in his dream saying “do not be afraid.” The work will be auctioned off via eBay auction from December 10 - December 18, but advanced bidding starts now! Click ‘read more’ for more images and to place an advanced bid now!Read More
I am coming up on three years now without listening to the radio in the car. However, last week, I was driving up to Des Moines for the funeral of Fr. Simon’s grandmother, and as I was crossing the Missouri River Bridge leaving town, I thought to myself, “Maybe I’ll just listen to a few Christmas songs on my drive up.”
I actually was debating with myself whether I should or not. I turned the radio on, and then immediately turned it back off – the noise was shocking; I drove a few more miles, having just turned north toward St. Joseph on 59 Highway, battling with my conscience.Read More
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