Advent: Sunday Service Times
Advent - the time of waiting for Christ, the light coming into the darkness.
Please join us for Eucharist at 10:30 a.m. on the four Sundays of Advent: December 1, 8, 15 & 22.
Assemble in the Gathering Place to light the Advent candles and process into Sacred Heart Chapel prior to the beginning of Mass.
2013 Annual Appeal
Please consider a donation to help maintain a landmark in the area - the dome of Sacred Heart Chapel.
In 2014 we celebrate the 100th annivesary of the building of the Sacred Heart Chapel. Time has caused the fabric of the building to deteriorate. The estimate for all the work that needs to be done is $330,000. If you are able to help, we would greatly appreciate your support. Thank you!
Winter Spirituality Center Program Listing Now Available
The winter list of programs and retreats being offered at the monastery's Spirituality Center is now available on-line and by mail. We invite you to enrich your fall by joining us for one or more of these programs.
Click here to learn more about our programs.
According to St. Benedict, guests are never lacking in a monastery. Be our guest as you take a virtual tour of the monastery. Welcome!
- All Shall Be Treated as Christ
- Gift Shop Holiday Opening
- Michael Joncas Presentation : Advent and Christmastide
- Obituary: Christopher (Mary) Weber, OSB
- Obituary: John Bernard (Bernice) Plantenberg, OSB
Sister Karen Rose chronicled her final six months prior to her Perpetual Monastic Profession July 11, 2012. Read about her journey via her blog, here:
Christina Désert: Working to Share Benedictine Values
Follow her blog here, as she experiences a year serving in the ministries of the Benedictine Sisters of Virginia, Bristow, Va. She is working with women and children through BARN, a transitional housing program and also with BEACON, a literacy program for adult immigrants and others who are working toward achieving a GED.
Christina Désert:2013-14 BWSC volunteer