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

Advent Vespers & Reception

More Photos O, Come Divine Messiah Wednesday evening some guests and students join the monks for Advent Evening Prayer. Advent is a season of incredibly beautiful music — most of the music of this hour of prayer was composed by…

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….