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

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

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

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

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

Nobility of Serving

Dear Friend of Clear Creek Abbey, It was ten years ago, on November 15, 2009, that our Father Dom François de Feydeau left us for God, after an aggressive brain tumor stole his earthly existence. For this true monk, illness … Read More