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Daily Meditation for Friday, February 23

For twenty years, marine biologists have been tracking a whale they call 52 Blue. Like all whales, he sings an underwater song. But 52 Blue’s song is at a frequency no other whales can understand or answer. So, he roams the north Pacific year after year, singing his song and hoping that one day a […]

Organ Concert

We invite you to join us for an organ concert at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, March 11, featuring music written by female composers and the WORLD PREMIERE of “Quia Ergo Femina,” written by young composer Yiğit Kolat of Seattle, in honor of our foundress, Mother Benedicta Riepp. The piece was commissioned by organist Lola Wolf, […]

Daily Meditation for February 22, 2018

Lent is here, a season often associated with gloom and doom; yet the word “lent” comes from the Anglo-Saxon word for “spring.” Maybe that’s a twist we need to put into our approach to Lent. Spring is a time for growth, when seemingly dead plants and trees start to come alive from within and finally […]

Daily Meditation for February 21, 2018

The child was honest when she said she was giving up candy for Lent. It just so happened that Valentine’s Day came the day after Ash Wednesday. Surely God didn’t want her to forego a candy treat brought to school by mothers for the occasion. The following day, no candy was offered. She got back […]

Migrants Among Us

Many of us have known the feeling of needing to move to a new geographic space as our life changes. This is especially true if where we are now provides almost no potential for our life to unfold in a life-giving way. This “displacement” or migration may be as subtle as “being new in town,” […]

Arts and Crafts Sale

Come shop ’til you drop at our spring arts and crafts sale, featuring many handmade items from the sisters! There are many items perfect for gift-giving: candles, kitchen items, needlework, wearables, religious items and bread from the Saint Benedict’s Monastery bakery. There will be reduced prices on selected items! The sale will take place at […]

Daily Meditation for February 20, 2018

It is the season of Lent, a time to ask God to help us to grow closer to Him and to make up for our sins. The church suggests three areas of penance during these days: PRAYER, FASTING AND ALMSGIVING. Some suggestions for prayer might be to attend Mass during the week, attend the Stations […]

Daily Meditation for February 19, 2018

One of the most overused words in the English language is “love.” We say ridiculous things like “I just love Grandma’s apple pie” or “I love your new hairdo.” The dictionary, however, in the first and classical meaning, defines love as “strong, tender affection with deep devotion” and to love is to “take pleasure and […]

Sundays of Lent

During the Sundays of Lent, we will assemble in the Gathering Place before the 10:30 a.m. Eucharist for Liturgy of the Word and procession into Sacred Heart Chapel. If there are any changes to the schedule, we will inform you on our Worship and Liturgy page.

Daily Meditation for February 16, 2018

“But you can’t re-read a phone call.” This was Letti’s response to her daughter in the movie “The Mailbox.” Letti, an older woman who lived alone in the country some distance from her daughter, made a trip to her mailbox every day in any kind of weather hoping to have a letter from her daughter. […]