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.

Met Eyelash to Eyelash – Br. Sean Glenn

Jul 2, 2020

“It is harder to live forgiveness that to simply pronounce an empty pardon. In fact, it takes nothing less than the power that made the whole Creation; that fashions you and me.”

Br. Sean Glenn marvels at the glorious pledge of God’s forgiveness.

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True Freedom – Br. Nicholas Bartoli

Jun 28, 2020

“We accept the gift of perfect freedom when we surrender everything to God, exchanging willfulness for willingness in union with Christ. From this place of surrender and servanthood, we see that what appears to be choices in human terms, choices made by God, ourselves, and others, are ultimately just the unfolding of God in the world.”

Br. Nicholas Bartoli shares his own personal experience of realizing that true freedom is to be found only in surrender, the perfect freedom of being God’s humble servant.

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United With Christ – Now! – Br. Jonathan Maury

Jun 27, 2020

“As followers of Jesus, and as his sisters and brothers born of God we must not, in these challenging times, let our love grow cold or allow our commitment to prayer and service slacken. May we be brought to urgently desire the fulness of Jesus’ peace and the glory of his resurrection already at work within us!”

For all those of us missing participation in the Sacraments, Br. Jonathan Maury encourages reflection on our participation in Christ through the sacrament of Holy Baptism.

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Humble Recognition – Br. Jim Woodrum

Jun 27, 2020

“We are all capable of acts of kindness, humility, justice.  Perhaps we can too can heal with just a word: a word of encouragement, a word of regret and reconciliation, a word of understanding, or even an act of silent compassion, abiding with someone in their pain.”

Br. Jim Woodrum encourages us to channel the mercy and humility of Jesus as we approach those who are different from us.

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Straight and Narrow Pain – Br. Jack Crowley

Jun 23, 2020

“We are never alone in our pain – even when we want to be. We do not fight alone. We are hip to hip in this battle, rustling down the straight and narrow path.”

Br. Jack Crowley finds encouragement in the saints who stand beside us in the sometimes-painful struggle of discipleship.

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Costly Grace – Br. Sean Glenn

Jun 21, 2020

“If we are to answer Jesus’ call of discipleship, we must anticipate the consequences of speaking and hearing words of truth, of encountering that spiritual sword, sharper than any blade forged or wielded by human hands. A sword that does not protect us, but makes us vulnerable.”

Br. Sean Glenn weaves through the narrow way of “costly grace,” which often brings destruction as well as salvation.

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Choosing Simplicity – Br. Keith Nelson

Jun 20, 2020

“Jesus calls us to grow in the daily and hourly choice to grind the wheat of trust rather than the empty husk of worry.  We are human beings, not goldfinches or irises. We will experience anxiety. But our anxiety need not define us in the least. We are defined by the liberating service of God.”

Br. Keith Nelson takes up the human behavior of worrying and invites us to claim agency over our interior life.

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The Way of Love – Br. James Koester

Jun 19, 2020

“Living in the love of Jesus and cherishing that love, we come to love as Jesus, and with the heart of Jesus.”

On the feast of the Sacred Heart, Br. James Koester urges us to follow Jesus in his way of love, loving all, because they too are loved by God.

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Br. Luke’s Ordination

Jun 8, 2020

This weekend we Brothers celebrated with joy the Ordination of our Br. Luke Ditewig to the Transitional Diaconate. We thank you for upholding Luke in your prayers as he grows into this new role in his ministry among us.

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These Desperate and Opportune Times – Br. Curtis Almquist

Jun 7, 2020

“The mystery that God invites us into a circle of relationship. God desires to be in personal relationship with us, a relationship not as a distant God. God desires to love us as God loves God: Person to person.”

Br. Curtis Almquist invites us to experience the Trinity of Persons, the mystery at the heart of our faith and which reveals the profound beauty of our diversity as creatures.

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