Stations of the Cross

During the Season of Lent, Mount Michael provides an opportunity for the students and staff to make the way of the cross. Over the past few years, this has been done in the gym. Mount Michael has a set of…

New Prayer Room in School

When numerous Mount Michael students were are on the Benedictine Mission/Pilgrimage trip in Norfolk, the sisters gave a wonderful tour of their building. The top floor is basically used for spirituality — especially retreats. There are numerous rooms for prayer…

Feast of Saint Benedict

Photos from Mass & Luncheon When I was a student here at the beloved Mount Michael before it was named Mount Michael, there were very memorable celebrations of great feast days. One of them would be The Passing of St….

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…