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.

Mary of Magdala – Br. Curtis Almquist

Jul 22, 2006

Mary of Magdala is, shall we say, a complicated person.  This is not the Mary, Mother of Jesus.  Nor is this the Mary of Bethany, sister to Martha and Lazarus.  This is Mary of Magdala, the agricul­tural, ship-building, trading center of Magdala, northeast of Jerusalem.Support SSJE Please support the Brothers work. The brothers of SSJE…

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St. Benedict of Nursia – Br. Curtis Almquist

Jul 11, 2006

Proverbs 2:1-9 Luke 14:27-33 A story from ancient days is told about a disciple who came to his elder seeking counsel.  The disciple asked, “Holy one is there anything I can do to make myself enlightened?”  And the elder answered, “as little as you can do to make the sun rise in the morning.” Support…

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The Icon of the Trinity – Br. Curtis Almquist

Jun 8, 2006

Trinity Sunday Moses was keeping the flock of his father-in-law Jethro, the priest of Midian; he led his flock beyond the wilderness, and came to Horeb, the mountain of God.  There the angel of the LORD appeared to him in a flame of fire out of a bush; he looked, and the bush was blazing,…

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Martyrs of Uganda – Br. Curtis Almquist

Jun 3, 2006

Jesus said, “They will hand you over to be tortured and will put you to death, and you will be hated by all nations because of my name. Then many will fall away, and they will betray one another and hate one another. And many false prophets will arise and lead many astray. Support SSJE…

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The Fear and Love of God – Br. Curtis Almquist

May 21, 2006

• Psalm 33:18  • John 4:7-21  • John 15:9-17 Back in the 1960s, as a young boy, I attended a series of services at a church.  It was a called a ‘prophecy conference,’ and I knew I was doomed.  The conference focused on a certain interpretation of the last book of the Bible, The Book…

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I Do Not Give To You as the World Gives

May 16, 2006

Preached by the Rev. Dr. Sarah A. Coakley The Rev. Dr. Sarah A. Coakley is a friend of the community and the Edward Mallinckrodt Professor of Divinity at Harvard Divinity School. John 14:27-31a ‘Peace I leave with you, my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives’ (John 14:27)…

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He has made us and we are his – Br. David Vryhof

May 6, 2006

Know that the Lord is God; it is he that has made us and we are his. We are his people and the sheep of his pasture.  Psalm 100:2 See what love the Father has given us that we should be called the children of God; and that is what we are.  I John 3:1…

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Feast of Saint John the Evangelist

May 6, 2006

Preached by the Rt. Rev. Joseph Clark Grew II The Rt. Rev. Joseph Clark Grew II, is the retired Bishop of the Diocese of Ohio, a member of the Fellowship of Saint John and a long-time friend of the community.  The brothers were honored to welcome Bp. Grew as the guest preacher on the Feast…

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Saint George the Dragon – Br. Curtis Almquist

Apr 23, 2006

The Second Sunday of Easter In the calendar of the church, this second Sunday of Eastertide coincides with the traditional day of commemoration for a solider named George who lived in Palestine at the beginning of the fourth century.  Early traditions remember his being put to death on this date, April 23, year 303.  This…

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The Great Vigil of Easter – Br. Curtis Almquist

Apr 16, 2006

John 20:1-18 The body would have begun decomposing very soon after death, both because the Jews did not practice embalming, and because of the Middle Eastern heat.  The normal practice was to wash the body, then anoint the body with spices, including aloes and myrrh, to mask the smell of death. Support SSJE Please support…

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