Learn Gregorian Chant – Laus in Ecclesia Level One & Two Courses

2022-04-06T13:53:57-05:00April 6th, 2022|News|

Clear Creek Abbey will host two classes in Gregorian chant:

Laus In Ecclesia, level 1, taking the complete beginner or amateur in Gregorian chant to the level of being able to sing the chant with a certain competence

Laus in Ecclesia, level 2, building on the first degree, sharpening skills in reading notation, and rhythm, with an emphasis on the singing of the Divine Office in Gregorian chant.

The classes will be held from July 12th until the 17th, 2022. Find out more about and register at clearcreekmonks.org/learnChant .

Immaculate Conception 2021

2021-12-18T16:16:31-06:00December 8th, 2021|News|

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,
My Very Dear Sons,

Listen to how Holy Mother Church speaks about the Blessed Virgin Mary in her Immaculate Conception. “Thou art all fair, Mary, and the original stain is not in thee” (1st antiphon of Lauds). “Thy garments are white as snow, and thy face is as the sun” (2nd antiphon). This is the language of a nobler love, the expression of an admiration that stretches beyond the common human measure. We find here a model for our own prayers to Mary.

“Thou art all fair.” Not just fair, but entirely so. This is not of earth, but of the perfection of Heaven. This is not the passing beauty that today is and tomorrow already begins to wither. Sin is the hidden principle of all that is […]

Clear Creek Abbey hosts Three Hearts Pilgrimage

2021-09-30T11:49:46-05:00September 30th, 2021|News|

Clear Creek Abbey will again host the final Mass of the Three Hearts Pilgrimage, October 21st-23rd, 2021: A sacrificial walk of reparation which culminates at the High Mass at Clear Creek Abbey.  Father Abbot described last year’s pilgrimage thusly:

Some six hundred pilgrims entered our church at the end of a thirty-five-mile walk described as “half as long as Chartres, but twice as hard,” meaning it included some steep hills between the first campsite near the Illinois river and our abbey. This was the first Three Hearts Pilgrimage, dedicated to a work of reparation under the patronage of Our Lady Help of Christians and the Three Hearts, that is to say the Sacred Heart of Jesus, the Immaculate Heart of Mary, and the Most Chaste Heart of Joseph.

You […]

Clear Creek Abbey hosts Empress Zita Symposium

2021-04-01T15:35:02-05:00April 1st, 2021|News|

Servant of God Empress Zita Holy Mass & Symposium at 10am on May 8, 2021

Holy Mass in honor of Servant of God Zita of Bourbon-Parma, Empress of Austria and Queen of Hungary, followed by a Presentation, Luncheon, and an Interview with HIRH Princess Maria-Anna Habsburg Galitzine, granddaughter of Empress Zita.  Reserve a seat at their website EmpressZitaCause.com.

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