Gregorian Chant Weekend 2019

Information about the upcoming Gregorian Chant Weekend has been posted. You can also register online at that page.

Whitsunday 2019

Emitte spiritum tuum et creabuntur, et renovabis faciem terrae. Send forth thy spirit, and they shall be created: and thou shalt renew the face of the earth. (Ps. 103:30) Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, My very Dear Sons, A … Read More

Ascension Thursday 2019

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, My Very Dear Sons, The mystery of the Ascension of the Lord represents the consummation of a series of displacements, of great movements, involving the Word made flesh. Saint Paul, quoting Psalm 67, explains … Read More

Easter Sunday 2019

I arose, and am still with thee, alleluia: thou hast laid thy hand upon me: thy knowledge is become wonderful, alleluia, alleluia. (Psalm 138:18) Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, My very dear sons, In the beginning of the world, … Read More

St Benedict Transitus 2019

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, My Very Dear Sons, Today we celebrate the transitus of Our Blessed Father Saint Benedict, which is to say his passage from this earthly life to Heaven, his departure out of our mortal existence, … Read More

There is No Other Way

Dear Friend of Clear Creek Abbey, The clerical sexual abuse crisis that has now reached alarming proportions is like the many-headed Hydra that Hercules had to kill as one of his Twelve Labors—worse still, like the Beast of the Apocalypse … Read More

Boars and Acorn Bread

Dear Friend of Clear Creek Abbey, Many in our day seek ways of living closer to the land. At Clear Creek we are fortunate to have abundant natural resources in the rugged woodlands God has provided for us. Here follows … Read More

Epiphany 2019

And behold, the star which [the wise men] had seen in the East went before them, until it came and stood over where the child was. (Matt. 2:9) Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, My very Dear Sons, As with … Read More

Christmas 2018

And suddenly with the angel a multitude of the heavenly army, praising God, and saying: Gloria in altissimis Deo, and on earth peace to men of good will. Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, My very dear sons, In accordance … Read More

In Praise of Innocence

Dear Friend of Clear Creek Abbey, For his part, Saint Paul argued that talk about certain subjects should simply be eliminated from the conversation of Christians: “Let it not so much as be named among you, as becometh saints” (Eph. … Read More

Immaculate Conception 2018

Trahe nos, Virgo Immaculata; Draw us, O Virgin Immaculate; we will run after thee to the fragrance of thy ointments. (Fifth Antiphon; cf. Cant. 1:3) Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, My Very Dear Sons, Beginning already in the earliest … Read More