Monastic Life Always Demands Change

Abbot Theodore was my Novice Director years ago. He suggested that we, novices, keep a house plant in our dormitory room to observe how much it grew and changed during one year. He spoke about growth meaning constant change. We…

Second Sunday of Easter; Doubting Thomas

The 2nd Sunday of Easter used to be called Low Sunday or Doubting Thomas Sunday. Now it is more known as Divine Mercy Sunday. For numerous years, I taught a class entitled, Catholic Novels. An author whom the students grew…

Alum Begins Novitiate

Mount Michael alum J.P. Lage ’95 began his novitiate at vespers on Sunday March 21st the Feast of Saint Benedict.   In the ceremony he received a copy of the Rule and the monastic habit. More Photos

Fifth Sunday of Lent: Dying to Self

Amen, Amen, I say to you, unless a grain of wheat falls to the ground and dies, it remains just a grain of wheat; but if it dies, it produces much fruit. Although the seeds in the photo are not…

Bro. Patrick Harris OSB – RIP

Bro. Patrick Harris, 77, died Monday evening, March 1, 2021. Recent health issues made it difficult for him to enjoy his daily walks. Bro. Patrick was born Dallas Dale Harris in New Orleans, Louisiana on July 17, 1943 to Dr….