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.

Lead kindly light – Br. Geoffrey Tristram

Feb 2, 2023

“On this Candlemas we recommit ourselves to the life of faith; to step forward in faith and trust, to follow the Light, to take the risk of following him who first called us to the Way, to the way which leads to life.”

Br. Geoffrey Tristram invites us to take the next step in our life of faith, in trust.

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First Comes Knowledge, Then Wisdom – Br. Curtis Almquist

Feb 1, 2023

“Wisdom is not a skill, nor is wisdom learned from a book. Wisdom is a gift from God, a seedling implanted in our soul at birth that needs to be cultivated.”

Br. Curtis Almquist shares two practices for cultivating wisdom.

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Formed, Known, and Consecrated – Br. James Koester

Jan 27, 2023

“God doesn’t look at us and love us for what we have done, or achieved, but that we simply are. It is enough for God that I am. Shed of all titles, initials, and achievements; shed even of all talents, skills, and accomplishments, I have still been formed, known, and consecrated by God to be something no one else can be.”

Br. James Koester finds in a line from Jeremiah the promise that we are more than our achievements.

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The Emergence of Courage – Br. Curtis Almquist

Jan 21, 2023

“The word “courage” comes to mind in remembering martyrs such as Cecilia and Agnes. Our word courage comes from the Latin word for heart, cor, then the Old French, corage. Courage emanates from the heart, the heart symbolizing the essence of a person.”

Br. Curtis Almquist invites us to live our lives as a self-offering.

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The Accident of Faith – Br. James Koester

Jan 20, 2023

“God often works in unexpected ways: a king born in a stable; a criminal raised from the dead; a sip of wine and a small piece of bread that nourishes the soul; women and men given the courage to face persecution and even death; the discovery of my own worth and value, no matter what has gone before. Over and again God works in surprising and unexpected, almost accidental ways. Yet the accident of faith is no accident.”

In all the accidents of our faith (and our own lives), Br. James Koester invites to see grace.

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Perfect Love Absolves Sin Forever – Br. Michael Hardgrove

Jan 19, 2023

“Jesus wants all of us, not just the parts we deem worthy. By His atoning sacrifice He has made us worthy once and for all time. We can bring our whole selves—however  broken and blemished—before  Christ and say to Him just as He said to God, “Father, into your hands, I commend my spirit.””

Br. Michael Hardgrove invites us to cast ourselves – sins and all – into the hands of our savior Jesus Christ.

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Br. Curtis in Kolbe Times

Jan 18, 2023

We invite you to check out the video interview with Br. Curtis in Kolbe Times.

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What Are You Looking For? – Br. Curtis Almquist

Jan 15, 2023

““What are you looking for?” It’s a profoundly simple question which has successive levels of depth. Plumb the depths. Let that question form your prayer to Jesus. He asks you, “What are you looking for?” And you respond.”

Br. Curtis Almquist probes two significant Gospel encounters and urges us to follow their model for how we might engage with Jesus: by being really present.

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Sharing in the Divine Nature – Br. James Koester

Jan 13, 2023

“But so what? What’s the big deal? Why is it important that the Son is both fully God and fully human, co-equal and co-eternal?”

Br. James Koester reveals the very real, important meaning for us behind an ancient theological distinction.

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Sensing Christ Made Manifest – Br. Todd Blackham

Jan 8, 2023

“The Epiphany, the manifestation of Christ, is really a collection of vignettes that inaugurate the incarnate life of God.  The visit of the Magi, the Baptism of our Lord, and his first miracle at the wedding at Cana, form a kind of triple feast.  And each one of them is a scene of the ordinary meeting the extraordinary. Of the natural touching the supernatural, of humanity meeting divinity.”

Br. Todd Blackham celebrates our encounters with the supernatural life of God, breaking into our world.

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