We believe passionately that God has given us a mission: to draw others to know and experience in their lives the love of God in Christ. Sharing this “Good News” is at the center of our call and our life. In our chapels and retreat houses, and our online teachings, we hope to offer a still point in the midst of the chaos of contemporary life. We hope that as you explore these pages, you’ll find “Good News” that will help you live authentically, responsive to God’s call of love.

Crowded healing – Br. Jack Crowley

Jun 30, 2024

“We all want to feel well and to be made well. Jesus makes it clear what makes us well. Faith. Faith is that unrelenting belief in God. That constant returning day after day to the grace of God. That belief that there is something far greater than ourselves, far greater than this crowd of ours. We abide in our faith because it is our lifeblood.”

Amidst injury, pain, and fear, Br. Jack Crowley reminds us to hold fast to faith, which is the root of our healing.

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Fallible Giants: Peter and Paul – Br. David Vryhof

Jun 29, 2024

“The wonder is that God has chosen us and continues to use us as agents for God’s work in the world, the bringing in of the Kingdom of God.  These charismatic figures inspire us by their example and their willingness to suffer for the sake of Christ.  They challenge us to take up the mission of God day by day, continually renewing our commitment to Christ and fanning into flames our zeal for the Good News.”

In the witness of the giants of our faith, Br. David Vryhof finds hope for all of us fallible followers of Christ.

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Captives to Truth – Br. Lain Wilson

Jun 28, 2024

“We are all captives, in some way or another. Maybe not captives to a heretical Christian sect, for sure, but captives to forces and narratives and patterns that largely lie outside our control, and therefore often beyond our awareness. We can too easily take these as given. We all have our own blinders and biases.”

In our age of contested truth, Br. Lain Wilson points us toward Irenaeus of Lyons for an example in fighting falsehood.

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Age of Anxiety – Br. Jim Woodrum

Jun 23, 2024

“If we’re honest, we can never be entirely immune from anxiety. When we embark on our journey of faith in Jesus Christ, we expose ourselves to the assaults of Satan, who seeks to undermine that faith. What Bernstein referred to as the difficult and problematical quest for faith (or the anxiety that is produced in that quest) is actually where our intentional commitment to faith is tested. Anxiety does not necessarily indicate a lack of faith.”

In our Age of Anxiety, Br. Jim Woodrum urges us to seek (and tend) the nourishment of faith.

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The Blood of a Blessed Martyr – Br. Lucas Hall

Jun 22, 2024

“If martyrdom is a witness, it is a thoroughly sacramental one; the spilling of holy blood is very much an outward sign of inward grace. For in this libation, this poured out offering, we recognize our own offering within us, our own sacrifice. That same blood courses within us.”

Br. Lucas Hall invites us to be consecrated, along with the martyrs, that by our offering we may consecrate the world.

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The Treasures of Life – Br. Curtis Almquist

Jun 21, 2024

“Consider making a list of your own treasures, of earth and heaven. How are you to be custodian of earth’s treasures, which are very temporary? And see your earthly treasures in the context of what has eternal value. Focus your life prioritizing, practicing, and praying these heaven-bound treasures.”

Br. Curtis Almquist encourages us to consider what are the true treasures of our life and how we prioritize them.

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A Clear Witness – Br. Lain Wilson

Jun 18, 2024

“And so martyrdom is not about death but life—life that makes present in the world God’s eternal kingdom. The martyrs do not inspire us because their courage or fearlessness in the face of adversity or pain or terror is exceptional, but because it is consistent with who they are and how they lived their lives, at important and unimportant moments. And that lesson is available to us—to discover who God is calling us to be, in this place, in this moment.”

On the Feast of Bernard Mizeki, Br. Lain Wilson discovers the heart of their witness to us – and their challenge to us.

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Whosoever Will Be Saved – Br. James Koester

May 26, 2024

“For us as Christians, God is not some distant, uninterested and unknowable, divine being, far removed from human life. Rather, God is known and experienced, not only in history, but in the tiny moments of daily living. We see God in the wonder and beauty of creation, and the awe of worship; we touch God, in the person of Jesus, and the simple elements of bread, wine, water, and oil; we know God, to be closer to us, even than our own breath.”

On Trinity Sunday, Br. James Koester rejoices in the mystery of our faith and the knowability of our God.

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Pentecost and the Work of the Spirit – Br. Curtis Almquist

May 19, 2024

“Given the world into which Tunde and his sister, Anu, have been born, a world that is so ravaged by evil in which we adults have both suffered and contributed, we could see Tunde and, two years ago, Anu’s baptism as a kind of washing from the contamination of the world that surrounds them, and affects them, could infect them. We can see his baptism giving Tunde a kind of fresh access to the Spirit of God who blew over the waters of the first creation giving life and light and love.”

On the Feast of Pentecost, Br. Curtis Almquist ponders the gift and calling of Baptism, both for adults and for babies.

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The Season of Pentecost

May 19, 2024

Explore practices and prompts for Pentecost.

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