Monastery News Page
January 08, 2019


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.  As we begin the new year, may we grow in our appreciation of what the heavenly Fatherís blessed gift of His Son and share joy of what the incarnation means for all humanity!

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