Humble Nobility

Dear Friend of Clear Creek, Today I am writing to you for a very special purpose. Clear Creek Abbey has accepted to become the American headquarters for the promotion of the cause of beatification for the Servant of God Empress … Read More

House for a Thousand Years

It gives me a kind of perfect joy to announce the construction of a new residence hall at Clear Creek, a building we call “the Chapter House.” This large building will include essential rooms for the life of the monastery, … Read More

The Next City of God

Dear Friend of Clear Creek Abbey, After repeated threats, in the year 410 “the Visigoths appeared outside Rome in force and the senate prepared to resist, but in the middle of the night rebellious slaves opened the Salarian Gate to … Read More

Christmas Contagion

Dear Friend of Clear Creek Abbey, As I pen these few lines to accompany our Christmas greetings to you at the end of the Year of Our Lord 2020, much in the world remains uncertain. Our political destinies as Americans … Read More

A Portal and a Pilgrimage

Dear Friend of Clear Creek Abbey, We crossed a threshold—literally—on September 27th, when the portal, the great doorway of our abbey church under construction, was revealed during a ceremony after our conventual Mass. When the white veil that was covering … Read More

Expanding the Hive

Dear Friend of Clear Creek Abbey, Amid the social upheavals that have afflicted American society and much of the world over the past months—from the rapid spread of a novel coronavirus that reached pandemic proportions to the tragic death of … Read More

The Fifth Horseman

Dear Friend of Clear Creek Abbey, 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 Light over the deepest … Read More

The Tree Beyond The Forest

Dear Friend of Clear Creek Abbey, In the following meditation one of our agricultural monks endeavors to have us see, in all its noble splendor and usefulness—amid the forest that surrounds it— the theological beauty of the tree. — br. … Read More

Treading Softly

Look, the storm of the Lord!    Wrath has gone forth,    a whirling tempest;    it will burst upon the head of the wicked. The anger of the Lord will not turn back    until he has executed and accomplished    the intents of … Read More

Experimental Proof

Dear Friend of Clear Creek Abbey, According to a prominent thinker of the twentieth century, Simone Weil (she was not a Catholic Christian, but moving close the Church at the time of her premature death), “The beautiful is the experimental … Read More