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.

Christmas Creche

Jan 1, 2021

Longing but unable to welcome you for worship ‘in person’, we invite you to ‘come gaze at the Word made flesh’ with us in a meditative walk round the Monastery Creche in this video link. Come gaze at the Word Made Flesh. Oh, come, all ye faithful, joyful and triumphant. Oh, come ye, oh come…

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New life in Jesus’ Name – Br. Geoffrey Tristram

Jan 1, 2021

“On this day we look back to the year that has passed. But above all, at the start of this new year, we look forward; forward to the challenges of these next twelve months.  Where will God invite me to share in the work of creation? Where will we have the opportunity to serve God in the work to which we have each been called – by name?”

Br. Geoffrey Tristram encourages us to lo ok forward as we listen for our name being called by God.

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The Good Fight Against Evil – Br. Jack Crowley

Dec 31, 2020

“What is just as true now as it was then? Certainly the evil ordered by Herod to slaughter babies is timeless. It is just as evil to us now as it was then. It was an evil fueled by fear, anger, and power. Three poisons with timeless potency.”

Br. Jack Crowley considers the relevance of the Church’s Feast commemorating the slaughter of the Holy Innocents.

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The Salvation of our God – Br. David Vryhof

Dec 27, 2020

“Did his coming make a difference?  Has the Savior actually saved us?  If the Messiah has come, and if he now reigns, why is there still such suffering and chaos in the world? We say we have a Savior, but it often appears that we still need one.”

Br. David Vryhof steps into the complicated “already, but not yet” of God’s promises, realized and also still to come in Jesus Christ, the Messiah.

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Embodied Love – Br. Luke Ditewig

Dec 25, 2020

“Being human is amazing. Remember the wonder of our breath, every movement we make, our capacity for imagination and discovery, for being playful and creative. Remember how skin and other organs work to protect from and then restore after injury. Remember the healing power of touch, listening, tears, and laughter.”

As we marvel at the mystery of “Word made flesh,” Br. Luke Ditewig invites us to embrace the joys of being human, even amidst the challenges, even right now.

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Piercing the Darkness – Br. James Koester

Dec 24, 2020

“Like Mary and Joseph, we live in a particularly dark world, filled with uncertainty, anxiety, fear and even resentment. Decisions made hundreds, if not thousands of miles away, have a direct and immediate impact on our lives. Suddenly, a decision made far away, throws our life into turmoil and chaos, and we find ourselves where we would never have imagined, less than 12 months ago. And into the darkness of our life comes a beam of light, as precise as a laser, piercing the darkness of the world, and illuminating the face of a tiny, helpless baby.”

In a year none of us wanted or planned, Br. James Koester invites us to hear still the promise of Christmas.

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The Lamp of Imagination & the Womb of Faith – Br. Keith Nelson

Dec 22, 2020

“The symbiosis of imagination and faith is the fuel that is keeping my lamp lit in the darkness. Imagination and faith also are at the heart of the mystery we prepare to celebrate at Christmas. So I lift my lamp and walk a little further.”

Br. Keith Nelson takes us one step closer to Christmas in the company of those two women who shared a vivid, tender, visionary Visitation.

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I Will Make You A House – Br. Sean Glenn

Dec 20, 2020

“God does not need our repentance. Repentance is not something we do for God. Repentance is, in the end, more about making room to see what God has been doing and will do for us. God alone can give us grace, at last, to say ‘be it unto me according to you word.’”

Br. Sean Glenn wanders the Advent wilderness and sights in the near distance the miracle of Christmas, with its gift of God’s own self.

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Christmastide at the Monastery, 2020-21

Dec 19, 2020

Tuesday, December 22 5:30 pm            Holy Eucharist Wednesday, December 23 6:00 pm           Evensong Thursday, December 24 Christmas Eve 6:00 pm           Evensong of Christmas Eve 9:30 pm           Musical Prelude 10:00 pm         Holy Eucharist of Christmas Eve Friday, December 25 Christmas Day 5:00 pm               Evensong of…

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Life and Lineage – Br. Lucas Hall

Dec 17, 2020

“God’s will is done, even in the midst of the failings of human expectations. So we’re challenged: we should not become reliant on simply expecting the Christ we know. And we’re comforted: we should not become reliant on images of ourselves that degrade and dismiss.”

Br. Lucas Hall discovers freedom in Matthew’s genealogy of Christ.

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