Category Archives: Monastery of the Holy Cross

DAY OF THE DONUT

So, there we were—Mark Barrett and Yours Truly—heading west on Dunes Highway in Burns Harbor, Indiana, when what should appear before us but a gray squirrel. We were on our way to the Monastery of the Holy Cross for Sunday … Continue reading

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WALKING WITH JESUS

(Monastery of the Holy Cross, Chicago) We took a walk with Jesus this past Sunday, as part of the Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ. Also known as Corpus Christi, the solemnity often sees Catholics on … Continue reading

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EYE PIECE.3

EYE PIECE.3by Charles McKelvy, Obl. OSB (5/1/21) Feast of St. Joseph the Worker at Monastery of the Holy Cross, Chicago Yes, I and my new lens managed to get my good self all the way from Harbert, Michigan to the … Continue reading

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ABROAD IN BRIDGEPORT

In honor of my viritual visit today to the Monastery of the Holy Cross in Chicago’s historic Bridgeport neighborhood, I wanted to present these photos from my actual visit last Sunday.

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MONASTIC VISIT

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FREE TO TRAVEL

Travels with Charley:Travel by Oneby Charles McKelvy I have traveled well by myself since childhood, when I would take flights of fancy on my made-in-Chicago Schwinn on the South Side of Chicago.I was rigged for night-riding and would assume the … Continue reading

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LENTEN RETREAT

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SUNSET ON 31ST STREET

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ALL SOULS’ DAY

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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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SUNDAY SOJOURN

My travels last Sunday took me on a soulful sojourn to the Monastery of the Holy Cross in the Bridgeport neighborhood of Chicago. Here are some photographic highlights:  

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HAPPY SAINT BENEDICT’S DAY!

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94+12+90+41+31=SERENITY

(Harbert, Michigan) I practiced safe distancing Sunday by driving alone to the Monastery of the Holy Cross at 31st and Aberdeen in Chicago’s Bridgeport neighborhood.  And, yes, we all wore masks at the monastery and sat at least six feet … Continue reading

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MONASTIC WELCOME

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GROTTO-FIED

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MONK ON THE MOVE

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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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THE SCENIC ROUTE TO CHICAGO

Joe Rochetto and I motored to Chicago Saturday to attend Solemn Vespers at the Monastery of the Holy Cross in his native Bridgeport neighborhood, and Joe, who was at the wheel, asked: “Should we take the scenic route?”  To which … 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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THE OLD BALLGAME

(HOME OF THE CHICAGO WHITE SOX) My good buddy Gary Gorka and I had box seats for the masterful, nine-strikeout performance by Lucas Giolito against the Cleveland Indians in a 2-0 victory that brought the White Sox back to a … Continue reading

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PALM SUNDAY

 

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THE ROAD LESS TRAVELED

The Chicago Skyway, outrageously expensive as it is, is my guilty pleasure.  Such was the case Saturday when I journeyed to the Monastery of the Holy Cross in Chicago’s Bridgeport neighborhood for a Day of Recollection.  I avoided the Skyway … Continue reading

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