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…

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…