Farmer’s Market: Jalapeno Jam

Some people have asked for Jalapeno jam this year. So this Saturday, July 3rd will be our first offer for hot pepper jam. In addition to the jam, we are having bagels and hot pepper dip — a combination of…

Larkspur

Now that the peonies have finished blooming, other flowers are coming on strong. The Larkspur is really looking good this year. My helper, Kathy Kaster is having a hey day with the abundance of it this year. Even after cutting…

Sunday Liturgy UPDATE

Update Beginning with Pentecost Mass at 9:30 am on Sunday, May 23, Mount Michael Benedictine Abbey will open the David “DJ” Sokol Memorial Chapel to the public. To help us in our planning and preparations for reopening Mount Michael kindly requests…

The Perfection and Fragrance of a Wax Plant

Mount Michael’s Abbey is home to lots of different house plants of all types. Some of them required tender loving care and others basically care for themselves. In the Entrance to the original abbey building is a Wax plant which…

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…