Apples, Apples, Apples

Years ago our Br. Andrew decided that we needed some apple trees. In the early 60’s, he planted an orchard near the water treatment plant. There were about 30 trees at that time. Most of them were yellow and red…

Beautiful Trees —- Praising the Lord

More Photos When I was studying Theology at St John’s Abbey in Collegeville, Minnesota, I met monks from St. John’s who composed music. I shall always be fond of the texts and music of Bryan Hayes OSB. I am particularly…

3 more Oblates

For the second week in a row at evening Vespers the Abbey welcomed new oblates.   Deacon Thomas and Joanne Frankenfield made their oblations along with Junior Aaron Karnish.  Aaron is the first student sofar this year to make his oblation. …

4 New Adult Oblates

Four individuals made their Oblation during Vespers this past Sunday.  A reception followed in the Abbey. The new members of Mount Michael’s Oblate family are Chris Roh, Peg and Mike Huss and Judy Santiago. View All Photos  

Boarders invited to Sunday Dinner

The Monastic Community recently hosted the School’s 7-day boarding students for a Sunday Dinner in the Monastery to celebrate the start of a new school year. See All Photos

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…