Fr. Richard Thell OSB | Rest In Peace

  Fr. Richard Thell OSB Sept. 28, 1946 – Nov. 10, 2018 Photos from Funeral Service Vigil Reflection by Fr. John Hagemann OSB  Funeral Homily by Abbot Michael Liebl OSB Read an article About Fr. Richard originally published in the…

All Saints Day, Mass, Litany, and Social

The Mount Michael Community gathered in the chapel at 10am to celebrate Mass for All Saints Day. Sister Carol Jean held her freshmen theology classes in the chapel where they learned about relics and prayed the Litany of the Saints….

3 New Oblates

At Sunday Vespers three persons made their oblation as oblates of Saint Benedict. The were Jolene Jefferies, Michael Osberg and Jennifer Veit.  After the ceremony a reception was held in the Abbey for all the oblates and family and friends….

90th Birthday Celebration

This past Saturday 90 family members and monks gather in the Abbey to celebrate Abbot Theodore’s 90th Birthday.  Two of Abbot Theodore’s nieces organized the event held in the Abbey.   A dinner of fried chicken was the main course and…

Photo in front of chapel

Ten Students Become Oblates of Saint Benedict

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…

Easter Triduum

With students going home for Easter break preparations and celebrations of the Triduum of Holy Thursday, Good Friday, and Easter were undertaken. On Holy Thursday six students made a full day retreat at the monastery including a celebratory dinner and…

The Distribution of Ashes on Ash Wednesdayl

Ash Wednesday Retreat

Mount Michael took the day off from classes to spend a full day of retreat this Ash Wednesday. The Theme for the retreat was “Brotherhood”. The day began with the distribution of ashes and the celebration of the Eucharist. The…

Fr. Macario from Conception Abbey – Catholic Schools Week

Father Macario Martinez-Arjona OSB was the guest celebrant at the Eucharist to celebrate Catholic Schools Week.   Fr. Macario is from Conception Abbey which is the mother house of Mount Michael Abbey.   Thank you Fr. Macario! More Photos  

Abbey Christmas

Christmas Evening the Monastic Community gathered for a very nice dinner followed by a gift exchange. More Photos

Abbot Michael Liebl O.S.B.

Christmas Vigil

Christmas Homily by Abbot Michael Liebl OSB The Christmas narrative offers a wealth of material for reflection. In his book Peculiar Treasures, Frederick Buechner, wrote: “She struck the angel Gabriel as hardly old enough to have a child at all,…