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  • Next Come & See Discernment retreat on Nov. 21-23 (see under Noteworthy items for more info)
    Next Come & See Discernment retreat on Nov. 21-23 (see under Noteworthy items for more info)
  • Prof. John Cavadini will give next The Documents of Vatican II lecture. See under Noteworthy items for more info
    Prof. John Cavadini will give next The Documents of Vatican II lecture. See under Noteworthy items for more info
  • New issue of The Clerestory (see link under 'Noteworthy items' to the right)
    New issue of The Clerestory (see link under 'Noteworthy items' to the right)
Next Come & See Discernment retreat on Nov. 21-23 (see under Noteworthy items for more info)
Next Come & See Discernment retreat on Nov. 21-23 (see under Noteworthy items for more info)

Videos

Noteworthy items...
Next Come and See Discernment weekend at the abbey will be Nov. 21-23 (see here for more info)
Prof. Cavadini will give a lecture titled, "Spousal Vision: Seeing the Church with Lumen Gentium," as the next talk in The Documents of Vatican II lecture series. The lecture will be on Sept. 16th at 7pm in the Abbey Church (see here for more info).
See new issue of the abbey magazine, The Clerestory.

Schedule changes or special events

Schedule changes & special events listed below (next four events at a time). 

See also regular schedule & monthly calendar (calendar updated weekly).

NB: we are now in the summer schedule (see regular schedule)

No upcoming events

Weekly quote from the Rule of St. Benedict

     Whenever important matters need to be handled in the monastery, let the abbot call together the whole community and say himself what the issue is. And having heard the counsel of the brothers, he is to think things over for himself and to do what he has judged more advantageous. Now, we said that all are to be called for counsel because often the Lord reveals what is better to the younger members.

     And so, let the brothers give their advice with all the deference of humility, and not presume to defend insistently their view of the matter. Rather, the decision hangs on the abbot, so that each should obey what the abbot judges is more advantageous. But just as it is fitting that the disciples obey their teacher, so too it becomes him to settle all things prudently and justly.

     If lesser matters need to be handled in the monastery, he may take counsel with the seniors only, as it is written: ‘Do all things with counsel and afterwards you will not be sorry’ (Sir 32:24).


-- Rule of Saint Benedict 3:1-6, 12-13