Monastery News Page
January 03, 2017


   Christmas at the Monastery
  
     The Christmas Liturgies here at St. Benedictís are always a beautiful and prayerful experience and this year was no exception.  Glittering lights and a selection of carols greeted over 200 of our friends and neighbors as they arrived on Christmas Eve for the Mass celebrated by our Prior, Fr. Damien Gjonaj.  As we have done for many years, the Mass was followed by a holiday reception in the retreat house.  On Christmas morning the Mass was presided by our Sub-prior, Fr. Gregory-David Jones which was attended by a smaller gathering, but nonetheless was still a spiritually uplifting celebration of our Lordís birth.  Soon afterward, many of the monks headed out to visit family and friends to carry on the joys of our Saviorís birth.  We wish all our website visitors a happy season as we recall the mystery of the incarnation and its meaning in the lives of all Christians.

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