St. Peter and Paul 2020

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, My very Dear Sons, The color for today’s solemnity, as we are all well aware, is deep red, symbolizing the blood of martyrs. It is no secret that the Holy Apostles died the death … Read More

Corpus Christi 2020

Ecce panis Angelorum…Lo, upon the altar lies, / Hidden deep from human eyes, / Bread of Angels from the skies, / Made the Bread of moral man. (Lauda Sion, Sequence of the Mass, composed by Saint Thomas Aquinas.) Dear Brothers … Read More

Whitsunday 2020

And when the days of the Pentecost were accomplished, they were all together in one place: And suddenly there came a sound from heaven, as of a mighty wind coming, and it filled the whole house where they were sitting. … Read More

Ascension 2020

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, My Very Dear Sons, The mystery of the Ascension of the Lord is filled, “charged” as we might say, with theological hope. Everything about the Gospel scene and the gripping narrative of the Acts … Read More

Easter Sunday 2020

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, My very dear sons, Easter is the solemnity of solemnities, the culmination of the liturgical year; it is the celebration of the Risen Lord, of the victory of Life over Death, of the ultimate … Read More

Annunciation 2020

My very dear sons, For twenty years now we monks of this abbey have lived under the protection of Our Lady of the Annunciation and reaped the spiritual fruits of such a happy patronage. What better model could there be … Read More

Immaculate Conception 2019

Tu Gloria Jerusalem, tu laetitia Israel, Thou art the glory of Jerusalem, thou art the joy of Israel, thou art the honor of our people, Alleluia. (Alleluia verse) Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, My Very Dear Sons, When Christian … Read More

All Saints 2019

Post haec vidi turbam magnam…After this I saw a great multitude, which no man could number, of all nations, and tribes, and peoples, and tongues, standing before the throne, and in sight of the Lamb, clothed with white robes, and … Read More

Assumption 2019

Assumpta est Maria in caelum…Mary has been taken up into heaven: the Angels rejoice; in hymns of praise they bless the Lord. (First Antiphon of Lauds) Dear brothers and sisters in Christ, My very dear sons, On this day we … Read More

St. Benedict 2019

At that time: Peter said to Jesus: Behold we have left all things, and have followed thee: what therefore shall we have? (Matthew 19:2) Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, My Very Dear Sons, As we know from the words … Read More