Assumption 2017

Signum magnum apparuit in caelo…A great sign appeared in Heaven: a woman clothed with the sun, and the moon under her feet, and upon her head a crown of twelve stars. (Apoc. 12,1.) Dear brothers and sisters in Christ, My … Read More

Saints Peter and Paul 2017

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, My very Dear Sons, Where are the men in our day? Where are the giants? The book of Genesis tells us that in early times “there were giants upon the earth [in Hebrew, “Nephilim”]…the … Read More

Corpus Christi 2017

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, My very dear sons, In her spiritual Diary, Saint Maria Faustina Kowalska, the apostle of Divine Mercy, writes of a vision she was granted, one centered on the Last Supper and the Institution of … Read More

Pentecost 2017

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, As … Read More

The Third Day of Fatima

Dear Friend of Clear Creek Abbey, On May 13th, feast of Our Lady of Fatima, His Holiness Pope Francis will have canonized at the sanctuary in Portugal two of the three shepherd children who were the privileged witnesses of extraordinary … Read More

Easter Sunday 2017

Brethren…Christ our Pasch is sacrificed. Therefore let us feast, not with the old leaven, not with the leaven of malice and wickedness, but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth. I Cor. 5. Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, … Read More

Maundy Thursday 2017

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, My very dear sons, In a real way it was the Lord’s own feet that would have needed attention during the Last Supper, even more than those of the Apostles. Not that Jesus’ feet … Read More

Annunciation 2017

Behold a Virgin shall conceive, and bear a Son, and his name shall be called Emmanuel. Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, My very dear sons, Christian antiquity, following traditions modern historians can neither confirm nor deny, recognized the 25th … Read More

Purity and Primeval Praise

Dear Friend of Clear Creek Abbey, There is no subject more central to monastic doctrine than that of purity of heart. The conferences of St. John Cassian bear ample witness to this fact. Seeing God in the company of the … Read More