April 22nd: 3rd Sunday of Easter

May your people exult forever,
O God, in renewed youthfulness of
spirit, so that, rejoicing now in the restored
glory of our adoption, we may look forward in
confident hope to the rejoicing of the day of resurrection.
Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns
with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever.

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April 19th: Ad Multos Annos


Ad Multos Annos. Happy 7th Anniversary Holy Father!

April 16th: Ad Multos Annos


Ad multos annos. Happy 85th Birthday Holy Father!

April 15th: Divine Mercy Sunday

God of everlasting mercy, who in the very recurrence
of the paschal feast kindle the faith of the people you have
made your own, increase, we pray, the grace you have bestowed,
that all may grasp and rightly understand in what font they have been
washed, by whose Spirit they have been reborn, by whose Blood they have
been redeemed. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns
with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. (icon: fr. pachomius, osb)

April 11th: Wednesday of Easter Week

Christus Vincit, Christus Regnat, Christus Imperat.

April 8th: The Sounds of Easter Sunday

When the Old Testament Readings are finished at
the Easter Vigil, the Gloria is sung, this is its introit.

 

Alleluia sung at the Easter Vigil Mass

 

This is part of our 1st Vespers office chanted during Easter.

April 8th: Happy Easter! He is Risen, Alleluia!

April 7th: Holy Saturday Hymns

Here are a couple of the hymns performed by our monastic and seminary scola on Holy Saturday. Enjoy! 

 

 

April 6th: Good Friday Passion Rehearsal

Fr. Pachomius, Br. Jeremiah, and Br. Macario practicing the Passion early in the afternoon.

April 6th: Good Friday

Jesus said, “It is finished.” And bowing his head, he handed over the spirit.

April 5th: Holy Thursday Hymns

Here are some of the hymns performed by the monastic and seminary scola on Holy Thursday. Enjoy!

 


April 5th: Holy Thursday


O God, who have called us to participate in this most sacred Supper, in which your
Only Begotten Son, when about to hand himself over to death, entrusted to the Church
a sacrifice new for all eternity, the banquet of his love, grant, we pray, that we may draw
from so great a mystery, the fullness of charity and of life. Through our Lord Jesus Christ,
your Son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever.

April 1st: Palm Sunday of the Passion of the Lord


Almighty ever-living God, who as an example of humility for the human race
to follow caused our Savior to take flesh and submit to the Cross, graciously grant
that we may heed his lesson of patient suffering and so merit a share in his Resurrection.
Who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever.

March 26th: Solemnity of the Annunciation of the Lord


O God, who willed that your Word should take on the reality
of human flesh in the womb of the Virgin Mary, grant, we pray,
that we, who confess our Redeemer to be God and man, may merit
to become partakers even in his divine nature. Who lives and reigns
with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever.

March 25th: 5th Sunday of Lent

By your help, we beseech you, Lord our God,
may we walk eagerly in that same charity with which,
out of love for the world, you Son handed himself over to death.
Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with
you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever.

March 21st: Transitus of our Father St. Benedict


O almighty and everlasting God, who delivered the
most holy Confessor Benedict out of the prison of the
flesh and bore him up to heaven, grant us we beseech You,
your servants, who are celebrating this festival, forgiveness
for all our sins, so that, united in rejoicing in his glory, we may
by his intercession before You partake together also in his merits. Through our Lord.


Saint Benedict triptych with prie-dieus.


Saint Benedict relic.


Saint Benedict relic.

 

March 19th: Solemnity of St. Joseph

Grant, we pray, almighty God, that by Saint Joseph's intercession your
Church may constantly watch over the unfolding of the mysteries of human salvation,
whose beginnings you entrusted to his faithful care. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your
Son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever.

March 18th: 4th Sunday of Lent - Laetare Sunday

O God, who through your Word reconcile the human race
to yourself in a wonderful way, grant, we pray, that with
prompt devotion and eager faith the Christian people may
hasten toward the solemn celebrations to come. Through
our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with
you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever

March 12th: 72 Years Professed

 72 years Professed today!
 Happy Anniversary Fr. Anthony!
 Ad multos annos.

March 11th: 3rd Sunday of Lent

O God, author of every mercy and of all goodness, who in fasting, prayer and almsgiving have
shown us a remedy for sin, look graciously on this confession of our lowliness, that we, who are
bowed down by our conscience, may always be lifted up by your mercy. Through our Lord Jesus
Christ, our Son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever.

March 4th: 2nd Sunday of Lent

O God, who have commanded us to listen to your beloved Son,
be pleased, we pray, to nourish us inwardly by your word, that, with spiritual sight
made pure, we may rejoice to behold your glory. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,
who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever.

February 26th: 1st Sunday of Lent

Grant, almighty God, through the yearly observances of holy Lent,
that we may grow in understanding of the riches hidden in Christ and by
worthy conduct pursue their effects. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,
who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever.

February 14th: Sts. Cyril and Methodius

O God, who enlightened the Slavic peoples through the brothers Saints Cyril and Methodius,
grant that our hearts may grasp the words of your teaching, and perfect us as a people of one accord
in true faith and right confession. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and
reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever.

February 11th: Our Lady of Lourdes

Grant us, O merciful God, protection in our weakness, that we,
who keep the Memorial of the Immaculate Mother of God, may with the
help of her intercession, rise up from our iniquities. Through our Lord Jesus Christ,
your Son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever.

February 10th: Celebrating the Feast of St. Scholastica

This evening we will be joining our
Benedictine Sisters of Clyde for vespers in
their chapel and then have a banquet dinner
with them in honor of the Feast of Saint
Scholastica. This is a long tradition we keep
with our sisters. Today we remember them
and their apostolates in our prayers as they
celebrate their patron saint.
Ut In Omnibus Glorificetur Dei.

February 10th: St. Scholastica

As we celebrate anew the Memorial of the Virgin Saint Scholastica,
we pray, O Lord, that, following her example, we may serve you with pure love
and happily receive what comes from loving you. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your
Son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever.

February 6th: Saint Paul Miki and Companions

O God, strength of all the Saints, who through the Cross were
pleased to call the Martyrs Saint Paul Miki and companions to life, grant,
we pray, that by their intercession we may hold with courage even until death
to the faith that we profess. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives
and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever.

February 6th: New Bishop for the Diocese of Salina

 Msgr. Edward J. Weisenburger, Vicar General of the Archdiocese
 of Oklahoma City and Alumnus of Conception Seminary College,
 has  been appointed the new bishop of the Diocese of Salina.
 Congratulations Msgr. Weisenburger!

February 3rd: The Feast of St. Blaise

May God deliver you from every disease of the throat and from every other illness:
In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.

February 2nd: The Feast of the Presentation of the Lord

Almighty ever-living God, we humbly implore your majesty that,
just as your Only Begotten Son was presented on this day in the Temple in
the substance of our flesh, so, by your grace, we may be presented to you with
minds made pure. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns
with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever.

January 31st: St. John Bosco

O God, who raised up the Priest Saint John Bosco as a father
and teacher of the young, grant we pray, that, aflame with the same fire of love,
we may seek out souls and serve you alone. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,
who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever.

January 28th: St. Thomas Aquinas

O God, who made Saint Thomas Aquinas outstanding in his zeal
for holiness and his study of sacred doctrine, grant us, we pray, that we
may understand what he taught and imitate what he accomplished. Through our Lord Jesus
Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever.

January 13th: A Frozen Lake Placid

 

January 13th: Recreation

The junior monks at recreation Wednesday evening.

January 10th: Be still and know that I am God



It was an unseasonably warm and calm day for January.

January 9th: The Baptism of the Lord

Almighty ever-living God, who, when Christ had been baptized
in the River Jordan and as the Holy Spirit descended upon him, solemnly
declared him your beloved Son, grant that your children by adoption, reborn of water
and the Holy Spirit, may always be well pleasing to you. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your
Son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever.

January 8th: The Epiphany of the Lord

May the splendor of your majesty, O Lord,
we pray, shed its light upon our hearts, that we may
pass through the shadows of this world and reach the brightness
of our eternal home. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives
and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever.

January 1st: The Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God

O God, who through the fruitful virginity of Blessed Mary
bestowed on the human race the grace of eternal salvation,
grant, we pray, that we may experience the intercession of her,
through whom we were found worthy to receive the author of life,
our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son. Who lives and reigns with you in
the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever.

Happy New Year 2012

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December 28th: Unseasonably Warm Weather

The unseasonably warm weather we were blessed with yesterday
had everyone wanting to spend a little more time outside. An afternoon
walk taken by one of our junior monks produced this beautiful photo. Enjoy!

December 28th: Holy Innocents

O God, whom the Holy Innocents confessed and proclaimed
on this day, not by speaking but by dying, grant, we pray, that the faith in you
which we confess with our lips may also speak through our manner of life. Through our Lord
Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever.

December 27th: Pickleball

 The junior monks enjoyed a very
 competitive game of pickleball.
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December 27th: St. John the Evangelist

O God, who through the blessed Apostle John have
unlocked for us the secrets of your Word, grant, we pray, that we may
grasp with proper understanding what he has so marvelously brought to our ears.
Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you
in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever.

December 26th: Christmas Music

 Abbot Gregory playing one of the abbey's favorite Christmas pieces. 
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 Length: ‎5:35

December 26th: St. Stephen, First Martyr

Grant, Lord, we pray, that we may imitate what we worship,
and so learn to love even our enemies, for we celebrate the heavenly birthday
of a man who know how to pray even for his persecutors. Through our Lord Jesus Christ,
your Son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever.

MERRY CHRISTMAS!

MERRY CHRISTMAS!

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December 24th: Solemn Announcement of Christmas

 Solemn Announcement of Christmas. 
 To listen to Br. Macario's practice run, click on the link below or visit us on facebook!

 Solemn Announcement of Christmas. This is my practice run for tonight.
 Length: ‎2:49

December 22nd: Fr. Timothy Practicing for Midnight Mass

 Fr. Timothy practicing for Midnight Mass. 
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 This video is Fr. Timothy practicing Widor's Toccata. It is the postlude
 for our Christmas Midnight Mass (which is at midnight, Monks are old school).
 Length: ‎5:55

December 22nd: O Antiphon - O King of Nations

 O Antiphon chanted this evening by the monks. O King of Nations.... 
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