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Monastic Diamond
Monday, October 28, 2013 - 07:23

On October 28, Fr. Luke Kot, at age 102 one of the seniors of the whole Order, celebrates the 75th anniversary of his entrance into monastic life. At Mass, he received a special staff.

Fr. Luke entered Gethsemani Abbey in 1938. In 1944 he left as one of the founders of the new community in Conyers, GA, Our Lady of the Holy Ghost (now, Holy Spirit). He served the community for many years as tailor and in our Visitors' Center. He continues to make finger rosaries.

News from Our Lady of New Clairvaux
Thursday, October 17, 2013 - 07:58

Abbot Paul Mark Schwan, OCSO and the monks of the Abbey of Our Lady of New Clairvaux announce the ordination to the priesthood of Brother Placid Morris, OCSO by Bishop Jaime Soto, Bishop of Sacramento, October 18, 2013.

News from Wrentham
Monday, September 23, 2013 - 08:22

On September 8, 1013 our Sister Christina Sepe made first vows.  Sr Christina grew up in Wisconsin and had spent a number of years in Massachusetts before entering Mount Saint Mary's Abbey.

Holy Cross Monastic Immersion Weekend
Tuesday, September 17, 2013 - 06:59

September 15, 2013

Eleven men ranging in ages  from 45-75 move into their last day tomorrow of the Fall Monastic Immersion Weekend.  Last night saw an evening meet and greet q+a with the Abbot and today conferences with Sr. Kathy Ullrich from Our Lady of the Angels and Fr. James from HCA.  Every man attending has enjoyed sitting in choir and immersing themselves in monastic life.  And three are discerning a monastic vocation!

Look for details soon about our Spring men and women’s MIW and fall men only MIW posted on this web site.  And if you want information about the 2014 MIWs that will be scheduled soon, send email to companions@virginiatrappists.org

You can learn more about Holy Cross Abbey in Berryville, VA, at their website.

Holy Cross Monastic Immersion Weekend
Tuesday, September 17, 2013 - 06:58

September 15, 2013

Eleven men ranging in ages  from 45-75 move into their last day tomorrow of the Fall Monastic Immersion Weekend.  Last night saw an evening meet and greet q+a with the Abbot and today conferences with Sr. Kathy Ullrich from Our Lady of the Angels and Fr. James from HCA.  Every man attending has enjoyed sitting in choir and immersing themselves in monastic life.  And three are discerning a monastic vocation!

Look for details soon about our Spring men and women’s MIW and fall men only MIW posted on this web site.  And if you want information about the 2014 MIWs that will be scheduled soon, send email to companions@virginiatrappists.org

You can learn more about Holy Cross Abbey in Berryville, VA, at their website.

Redwoods turns 51!
Wednesday, September 4, 2013 - 07:28

Last year Redwoods monastery celebrated the 50th anniversary of its founding. Here is last year's newsletter that tells about its history.

Now in 2013, we can say "Happy 51st birthday, Redwoods!"

Mepkin will open new Retreat Center and Chapel
Wednesday, August 28, 2013 - 07:02

The monks at Mepkin Abbey are in the midst of constructing the Francis Kline Retreat Center.   The new Retreat Center, which will replace all of the existing guest houses, will have sixteen private rooms with private baths (two being handicapped accessible with an adjoining room in each case for a care giver), a library, offices for the Guestmaster and Spiritual Director, and a room for counseling/confession.

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