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BLOG: The God Who Does Exist!

Yesterday’s mail brought two letters from Oblates of the Abbey. One was a newsy account and included a donation of $25. The other told of difficult recent changes in the Oblate’s life; and she sought my assistance in locating a new prayer book for her, since hers was worn out. I quickly found the book…

Subiaco Abbey roof replacement

SUBIACO ABBEY NEWS: Replacing our Roof

ROOF REPLACEMENT UPDATE:  Hail in the summer of 2013 caused major damage to the roof of the Abbey Church and the Main Building.  As Sam Little, our Director of Facilities, noted, “Hail damage was so widespread that our insurance company classified the tile roof as a total loss.” As a result, the entire roof is…

Novice and Candidate

NEWS: Men Answering the Call to Monastic Life at Subiaco Abbey

Subiaco has been blessed with vocations to the monastic life. In addition to our seven men who are already in formation as Junior monks, we welcome Novice Joseph Owens who will begin his novitiate that lasts for a year and a day. Novice Joseph is from Prattville, Alabama. We also welcome Candidate Clifford Heyer who…

Corpus Christi monks

BLOG: Catholic by Choice

I was surprised a few months ago to receive from Richard Cole a copy of his book just released by Chicago’s Loyola Press, Catholic By Choice. I do not know Mr. Cole, but in an accompanying letter he explained that he was sending the book to Subiaco because his conversion journey began in 1998 at…

Caravaggio-St. Matthew

BLOG: Our Relationship with God

Hello folks, once in a while, something comes up that cannot wait. As many of you know, I have been in charge of the monastery’s prayer hotline for some time now, and even though I could write forever about the calls I have received, the things I have heard, and the people I have met,…