Category Archives: Monastery of the Holy Cross

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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Ship Crossing

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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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Chicago Light

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With the Benedictine Monks of Chicago

(Chicago, Illinois) I took a one-day retreat from January on Sunday with the Benedictine Monks of Chicago at the Monastery of the Holy Cross at 3111 S. Aberdeen Street in the Bridgeport neighborhood where I went to Mass and then … Continue reading

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Pair of Pedestrians

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