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…

Simple Monastic Beauty – by Fr. John Hagemann

For many, many years now Br. Jerome Kmiecik has very unassumingly created our chapel with a simple environment that is always beautiful — spiritual — monastic. After the Christmas splendor, it is a very awesome feeling to enter the chapel…

IN PRAISE OF THE USELESS LIFE

MY PRAISE OF — IN PRAISE OF THE USELESS LIFE by Fr. John Hagemann OSB On occasion an alum of Mount Michael or a fellow monk, (a confrere) will give me a book to read and then want me to…

Christmas Day Homily: FR. JOHN HAGEMANN OSB

Christmas Day Homily — Fr. John Hagemann OSB Hush ……. Hush….. Hush…. Have you ever had a moment or experience in your life when you were in total silence and quiet? I would like to share one such experience I…

Christmas Eve Homily: Abbot Michael Lieble OSB

Christmas  – 2018   For the last few clear crisp evenings, a beautiful, bright full moon has dominated the night sky. Because of cloud cover, you cannot see it this evening. But the moon is there, so close you believe…

Breakfast with Santa

Fr. John Hagemann was the celebrant at Mass and delivered a special children’s homily.   After Mass everyone gathered in the Student Union for breakfast and cookie decorating until Santa arrived. View All Photos