The monks love Holy Week. Easily the most demanding time of the year, we are truly exhausted by Easter, yet we wouldn't have it any other way!
Fr. Anthony welcomes inquiries
Saint John Bosco used to perform circus stunts to draw a crowd and once he had their attention, he would teach them about the Faith. Fr. Anthony uses Basketball. What begins as a pretty rugged game every Wednesday or Thursday evening always ends up including some message about becoming Catholic or being better Catholics or becoming a monk.
Breakfast Talk Series
Br. Joachim climbs on roofs or crawls through tiny attics or balances on tall ladders to keep the Abbey buildings livable. Here is just a sampling of some of his projects.
Ordained by a Saint
Abbot Xavier was ordained in May, 1989 in Saint Peter's Basilica by Pope Saint John Paul II. Almost the entire monastic community attended along with over 100 family and friends
Father Basil Laid to Rest
Father Basil Rechenberg, O.S.B., 86
At 11:40 P.M. on November 1, 2014, just as All Saints' Day was to yield to All Souls' Day, Father Basil Rechenberg, O.S.B. of Saint Benedict Abbey, Still River, Massachusetts, died peacefully after a long struggle with Parkinson's disease, with Father Anthony Kloss, O.S.B. at his bedside. Read More
Many thanks to all the fathers and sons who joined the Monks for two weekends for our Annual Father-Son Retreat. We look forward to sharing a weekend with more fathers and sons next summer.
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Sunday: For the spiritual welfare of community and guests.
Monday: For vocations to our community.
Tuesday: For the intentions of the Holy Father.
Wednesday: For abbey benefactors.
Thursday: For all the sick whose names are placed on the altar.
Friday: In reparation for sins committed against the Sacred Heart.
Saturday: For the Triumph of the Immaculate Heart of Mary.
No Prayer Goes Unheard
The very motto of monks is Ora et Labora - Pray and Work - Prayer is an essential part of our life.
That is how we save souls. That is how we defend the Faith. That is how we work at becoming holy ourselves.
There are millions of "crusades" and "campaigns" and "Battles Against (fill in the Blank) We tend to forget that "If the Lord does not build the house, they build in vain." We also tend to forget, "
If God is for us, who can be against us?"
If you would like us to pray for you - to help you win your battle through our prayers, please feel free to send us an email. We read them all. Our address is firstname.lastname@example.org