Saint Isidore

Today, May 16, according to our Benedictine Ordo, we celebrate St. Isidore, the patron saint of farmers. The windows that are posted here are on the north side of our chapel. I see these windows every day. The artist who…

11 Students become Oblates

At Vespers this past Sunday, ten students professed their oblation before a gathering of family members, monks, and fellow Oblates both student and adult.They read their Oblation before the Abbot and then sign their document and placed it upon the…

Abbot Raphael Walsh RIP

Vigil Service Reflection – Fr. John Hagemann OSB Funeral Homily – Abbot Michael Liebl OSB Abbot Raphael Walsh died at the age of 92 on April 25. Abbot Raphael continued to defy and challenge expectations despite or in spite of…

Easter Liturgies

Due to the presence of a religious community on campus, Mount Michael is able to offer a full set of liturgies during Holy week.   They were all well attended nearly filling the chapel for the Easter Vigil and Easter morning…

Blessed Sacrament Chapel Stained Glass

Unfortunately, not too many people get to see the wonderful stained glass window in our Blessed Sacrament Chapel. It was done by our neighbor, Anne Cunningham in the 1990’s when we renovated the whole chapel. The colors play off of…

Stations of the Cross

During the Season of Lent, Mount Michael provides an opportunity for the students and staff to make the way of the cross. Over the past few years, this has been done in the gym. Mount Michael has a set of…

New Prayer Room in School

When numerous Mount Michael students were are on the Benedictine Mission/Pilgrimage trip in Norfolk, the sisters gave a wonderful tour of their building. The top floor is basically used for spirituality — especially retreats. There are numerous rooms for prayer…

Feast of Saint Benedict

Photos from Mass & Luncheon When I was a student here at the beloved Mount Michael before it was named Mount Michael, there were very memorable celebrations of great feast days. One of them would be The Passing of St….

Lent: Ash Wednesday

  Today, March 6, we begin the Lenten Season. It is Ash Wednesday. We mark our foreheads with ashes, reminding ourselves that we come from dust and will return to dust. We monks also offer bona operas — good works…

Weekend Blizzard

More photos The Mount Michael maintenance crew put in many hours today to clear the mountains of snow dropped on the campus Saturday.   Head of Maintenance,  Jim Lewis arrived on campus before the storm got bad and stayed the night…