Unfortunately, due to scheduling conflicts as well as financial difficulties, we have had to make the decision to cancel our 2013 Summer Program. Please check back next year as we do plan to resume our annual program in the Summer of 2014.
Monday, December 3, 2012
Wednesday, May 16, 2012
We have confirmed our reservations for the group for our trip to Rome at Casa Maria Immacolata.
The Casa Maria Immacolata, managed by Figlie della Carità of S. Vincenzo de Paoli, is situated in the historical centre of the city, within a walking distance from St Peter's Basilica and Piazza del Popolo.
Monday, May 7, 2012
With preparations for the 2012 Summer Program moving into their finals stages, we would like to offer a brief update regarding our planned excursion to Rome for the Solemnity of Saints Peter and Paul. We will be arriving in Rome on Thursday, June 28, around 10:30.
Papal Mass - The Holy Father will offer Mass for the Feast of Ss. Peter and Paul on Friday, June 29, at 9:00, in the Vatican Basilica, with the Imposition of the Pallium on Metropolitan Archbishops. We have received confirmation of our reservations, so tickets for the whole group will be waiting for us at the bronze doors of the Vatican.
Scavi Tour - Unfortunately, there are no openings left for the tour of the necropolis beneath St. Peter's Basilica, which we hoped to include in our itinerary. If another group cancels, however, we are on the list.
Vatican Museum & Sistine Chapel - We will not be organizing this as a group tour, but individuals who would like to make their own arrangements for a visit during our brief stay in Rome are encouraged to consider purchasing tickets in advance at the Online Ticket Office. There is an extra fee of 4 euro for doing so, but this will allow you to bypass the line at the entrance, which can be very, very long during the Summer months especially.
Tuesday, February 28, 2012
Final Release of Quaerere Deum.
“Eight years ago, our close friends, Tom Kolenberg and Eric Griffin, produced our first short video which gave a glimpse into our life. The video was an immediate success. But within a short time, we realized that a new video would be necessary which could illustrate the tremendous growth of the community and in a longer format, depict more aspects of our daily life. Inspired by the full length documentary of Carthusian life, “Into Great Silence” we sought to produce a medium length film of high quality which would expose those far away from us to the inner workings of our life. Thus the idea of “Quaerere Deum” was born. The title comes from the first task of all monks, To Seek God, as described by the Rule of St Benedict. We especially want to thank Peter Hayden, brother of our Br. Evagrius, who gave of his time and talent to produce this wonderful film. May God continue to bless him and the work he does, as well as all of our friends who watch this video. Without further ado, we present to you “Quaerere Deum”. Please feel free to pass this along to others.”
~Fr Benedict, O.S.B.