Mepkin Abbey Builds new Retreat Center
Tuesday, May 1, 2012 - 18:49
Work has begun on the St. Francis Retreat Center and the Father Francis Kline Memorial Chapel which will be located on the site of the former St. Anthony Guest House. A blessing of the construction site will be held on June 3, 2012 at 3 p.m. and the building should be completed by the end of this year. To read more, click here.
Holy Cross Abbey: Protecting Waterways
Wednesday, April 18, 2012 - 13:34
"Holy Cross Abbey is bordered on the east by the Shenandoah River, a water system is crucial to supporting life and plagued by problems. Whatever we are able to do at our location along the Shenandoah River will not solve this enormous problem. Whatever we don’t do, however, will perpetuate and even aggravate the problem." Click here to read more about Holy Cross's recently introduced water way protection program.
"Now I am Ready": A "Millennial" Enters the Monastery
Saturday, April 14, 2012 - 14:32
When is it the right time for a young person to enter a Trappist monastery? Can any time be the right time? Anthony is ready. It has been a bumpy ride, but in June he will enter a Trappist monastery. Visit "Vocation Stories" by clicking here and scroll to the bottom of the page to read Anthony's very interesting story.
He has passed over!
Monday, April 9, 2012 - 04:49
St. Bernard celebrates Christ's passing over to a new kind of life and the opening of a gate for us to embrace resurrected life. Read here.
Twelfth Century "Chat Room" - Listen in!
Thursday, March 22, 2012 - 18:51
Nine hundred years ago, very frank and remarkable conversation took place between a wise old monk and a very young monk who had just entered the monastery. Click here to listen in and discover how little people have changed in nine centuries!
New Wind Turbine at Mt. St. Mary's
Wednesday, March 14, 2012 - 17:16
The sisters of Mt. St. Mary's Abby are serious about stewardship and sustainability and are proving it as the first Trappists in the U.S. to install a wind turbine on their property. To see pictures, click here:
A Medieval Chapter House "Resurrected" at New Clairvaux Abbey
Sunday, March 4, 2012 - 08:43
Our brothers at New Clairvaux Abbey are nearing completion of the reconstruction of an eight hundred year old Chapter House whose stones were carried to the U.S. many years ago. View progress on this treasure of our Cistercian heritage by clicking here.