Containing reflections for each day of the liturgical year both in its temporal and sanctoral cycle, Words of Life on the Margin of the Missal is a collection of Blessed Columba Marmion’s writings edited by Dom Raymond Thibaut. While many of the selections would be familiar to readers of Marmion’s major works, Christ the Life of the Soul, Christ in His Mysteries, and Christ the Ideal of the Monk, many are also taken from less familiar works such as his letters, liturgical articles, and conferences. This collection of writings from a master of the spiritual life is a veritable treasure trove for anyone seeking to deepen their participation in the Church’s liturgy, develop their spiritual life, and grow in holiness.
The republication of this book is long overdue. Blessed Columba Marmion had a remarkable love of sacred liturgy that was unusual for the time. No matter what the subject, Marmion always looked to the prayers of the Roman liturgy as sources of truth, wisdom, and inspiration, and thus all of his writings reflect a love of God refined in the crucible of liturgical worship. The proof of this assertion may be found in the posthumous collection of his works entitled Words of Life on the Margin of Missal, which draws from Marmion’s doctrinal works as well as from his liturgical writings.
Building Something Beautiful For God –
To Last A Thousand Years
Our Lady of Clear Creek Abbey is a Benedictine community belonging to the Solesmes Congregation and, like other monasteries of the Solesmes Congregation, is to be counted among the institutes entirely ordered towards contemplation. It was founded in 1999 from the Abbey of Our Lady of Fontgombault in France and is located in the Diocese of Tulsa, Oklahoma. Clear Creek became an abbey in 2010 and counts 55 monks, who devote themselves to God alone in the hidden life, in silence and solitude, in constant prayer and willing penance.
After twenty years of existence, we are happy, by the grace of God, to have completed two large buildings and a sizable portion of our abbatial church. We completed the “Chapter House” in 2023 to accommodate the growing number of monks and provide a Sacristy, Infirmary, classrooms and the Chapter itself. Please help us continue this arduous, but important work for the glory of God.
Our Lady of Clear Creek Abbey
5804 W Monastery Road
Hulbert, OK 74441-5698
Phone (918) 772-2454