Category Archives: Benedictines

SILENCE IN THE CITY

My friend Mark Barrett and I traveled to Chicago Sunday to worship and commune with the Roman Catholic Benedictine monks of the Monastery of the Holy Cross.  Continuing a centuries-old tradition, the monks live according to the Rule of St. … Continue reading

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HAPPY SAINT BENEDICT’S DAY!

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MONASTIC WELCOME

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BASILICA OF THE SACRED HEART

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ABROAD IN BRIDGEPORT

The storied Bridgeport neighborhood of Chicago is my home-away-from-home because there resides my Benedictine home, the Monastery of the Holy Cross.  As a Benedictine Oblate, I make a point of visiting the monastery at least once a month.  And it … Continue reading

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HAPPY SAINT BENEDICT DAY!

On behalf of the worldwide Benedictine community of Monks and Oblates, I wish you all a Happy Saint Benedict Day.  According to Pope Francis: Benedict was born around the year 480 and lived during the Dark Ages, which followed the … Continue reading

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SOLEMN VESPERS

(Chicago, Illinois) The Monastery of the Holy Cross rang in the New Year on December 31, 2018 with First Vespers of Mary, Mother of God.  The monastery’s choir-in-residence, Schola Laudis, performed the “Mystical Antiphons” of Josquin des Pres, and the … Continue reading

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