The Prince of Silence

Dear Friend of Clear Creek Abbey, As angry voices fuel the endless debates of partisan politics and simple souls find themselves ever more confused amid the struggles of a society having lost its human and divine bearings, we aspire as … Read More

Immaculate Conception 2017

The Lord possessed me in the beginning of his ways, before he made anything from the beginning (Wisdom 8). Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, My Very Dear Sons, As with every solemnity of the Holy Roman Catholic Church, this … Read More

All Saints 2017

Post haec vidi turbam magnam…After this I saw a great multitude, which no man could number, of all nations, and tribes, and peoples, and tongues, standing before the throne, and in sight of the Lamb, clothed with white robes, and … Read More

The Stolen Rainbow

My heart leaps up when I behold A rainbow in the sky … — William Wordsworth Dear Friend of Clear Creek Abbey, If there is a biblical image that speaks to all mankind—in all times and places—it is surely that … Read More

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

Praise in the Church

Dear Friend of Clear Creek Abbey, Though the beauty of its sacred melodies rarely echoes in the parishes and religious communities of our time, Gregorian chant has a way of surviving the vicissitudes of liturgical decline and renewal. Despite the … 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