Category Archives: Benedictines

Monastery Foundation Day

(Friday, September 14, 2018) We celebrated the Solemnity of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross and the founding of the Monastery of the Holy Cross by driving yesterday afternoon to the monastery in the Bridgeport neighborhood of Chicago.  Joe and … Continue reading

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Monastic Presence

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Prayerful Shopping

As retirees my wife Natalie and I delight in treating ourselves to a full day of shopping for necessities in and around our beautiful Berrien County in the southwest corner of Michigan. And, as an Oblate of Saint Benedict at … Continue reading

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Bridgeport Doubleheader

(Chicago, Illinois) We three Sox fans—Gary Gorka, Joe Rochetto, and Yours Truly—treated ourselves to a Bridgeport Doubleheader Saturday night by first attending Solemn Vespers at the Monastery of the Holy Cross, and then by heading for section 558 at the … Continue reading

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Solemn Monastic Profession

(Chicago, Illinois) I was privileged to witness the Solemn Monastic Profession of Brother Gabriel (Justin) Sumerel, OSB at the Monastery of the Holy Cross on July 14.  Brother Gabriel was one of the first monks to welcome me when I … Continue reading

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Happy Saint Benedict Day!

(July 11, 2018) Today’s prayer: O God, who made the Abbot Saint Benedict an outstanding master in the school of divine service, grant, we pray, that putting nothing before love of you, we may hasten with a loving heart in … Continue reading

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Benedictines & Baseball

Travels with Charley: Becoming One with Benedictines and Baseball in Bridgeport by Charles McKelvy My dear wife Natalie always has my best interests at heart, and so one day a few years back she got online and found me, as … Continue reading

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