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April 13, 2014
ABBEY NEWS  April 13, 2014 Palm Sunday It’s Official Our contractor for the interior renovation of our Abbey church gave us a def...
Posted on Sun, 13 Apr 2014
April 6, 2014
ABBEY NEWS   April 6, 2014 Moving Forward This past week our architects, Dave Richen & Tim Brindusi, were with us to work on finaliz...
Posted on Sun, 6 Apr 2014
March 23, 2014
ABBEY NEWS March 23, 2014 Master Plan In addition to forthcoming church renovations as mentioned in an earlier Abbey News Update plans are afoo...
Posted on Sat, 22 Mar 2014
March 3, 2014
Changes in the Wind During the past few months, with the assistance of professional facilitators and architects, we’ve been having several ...
Posted on Mon, 3 Mar 2014
February 16, 2014
ABBEY NEWS   February 16, 2014 End of Retreat Last Sunday we had our final retreat conference with our guide, Dom Bernardus Peeters, Abbot...
Posted on Sat, 15 Feb 2014
February 2, 2014
ABBEY NEWS February 2, 2014 Home Safely This past Thursday Abbot Gerard returned safely home from making his first visitation of our daughter h...
Posted on Sun, 2 Feb 2014
January 19, 2014
ABBEY NEWS January 19, 2014 Off To Novo Mundo Our guests joining us in the Abbey church for liturgy these days will notice that our Abbot, Fr. ...
Posted on Sun, 19 Jan 2014
January 12, 2014
ABBEY NEWS   January 12, 2014 Fr. Francis’ Bio Br. Patrick completed a short biographical sketch of our Fr. Francis Steger, the la...
Posted on Sun, 12 Jan 2014
December 29, 2013
ABBEY NEWS   December 29, 2013 HIERARCHICAL RETREATANTS For the past several weeks we’ve been pleased to welcome two bishops and one...
Posted on Sun, 29 Dec 2013
December 22, 2013
ABBEY NEWS December 22, 2013 End of an Era As we buried our brother, Fr. Francis, this past Friday we bade final farewell to the last of the fo...
Posted on Sun, 22 Dec 2013
December 15, 2013 - update
FATHER FRANCIS STEGER MAY HE REST IN PEACE   While the community was celebrating today's Gaudete Sunday Mass our good and dear Fr. Francis p...
Posted on Sun, 15 Dec 2013
December 8, 2013
  ABBEY NEWS December 8, 2013 Immaculate Conception Since the patronal feast of our fair land, the Immaculate Conception, falls on a Sund...
Posted on Sun, 8 Dec 2013
November 24, 2013
ABBEY NEWS   November 24, 2013 Feast of Christ the King Double Celebration Along with celebrating today’s Feast of Christ the K...
Posted on Sat, 23 Nov 2013
November 10, 2013
ABBEY NEWS   November 10, 2013 Golden Anniversary   Today we had the joy of celebrating with our Fr. Marcellus the 50th annivers...
Posted on Sun, 10 Nov 2013
October 20, 2013
ABBEY NEWS   October 20, 2013 Anniversaries   Coming up this week on Thursday, the 24th, we’ll be celebrating the 38th anniver...
Posted on Sun, 20 Oct 2013
October 13, 2013
  ABBEY NEWS   October 13, 2013 Moving On One of the purposes of our novitiate program is to help candidates discern their vocation,...
Posted on Sun, 13 Oct 2013
October 6, 2013
ABBEY NEWS October 6, 2013 Autumn 2013 All is relatively quiet here these days as the Genesee Valley dons its autumn beauty. The only problem w...
Posted on Sun, 6 Oct 2013
September 22, 2013
ABBEY NEWS   September 22, 2013 September 17th It was truly a glorious day in the Genesee Valley this past Tuesday when we celebrated th...
Posted on Sat, 21 Sep 2013
September 15, 2013
  ABBEY NEWS September 15, 2013 Thunderstruck Earlier in the week we had a most impressive thunder and lightning storm with much crashing...
Posted on Sun, 15 Sep 2013
September 8, 2013
    ABBEY NEWS   September 8, 2013   News From Our Sisters in Syria Yesterday as we joined the Church and World prayin...
Posted on Sun, 8 Sep 2013
September 1, 2013
  ABBEY NEWS September 1, 2013 Bakery Improvement During Thursday’s bake a new, improved bread depanner went into operation in our ...
Posted on Sun, 1 Sep 2013
August 24, 2013
  ABBEY NEWS   August 24, 2013  Rather Busier Than Usual. . . . . .to start things off Fr. Isaac, having  returned from ...
Posted on Thu, 22 Aug 2013
August 4, 2013
ABBEY NEWS   August 4, 2013 Off To Hong Kong Our brothers of Our Lady of Joy in Lantao, Hong Kong requested some assistance with their m...
Posted on Sun, 4 Aug 2013
July 28, 2013
ABBEY NEWS July 28, 2013 New Management This past week we transitioned the management of our bakery from the monastic brothers to a lay manager...
Posted on Sun, 28 Jul 2013
July 14, 2013
ABBEY NEWS July 14, 2013 Non-Celebration Today is the 50th anniversary of the ordination to the priesthood of our Fr. Marcellus. But we won&rsq...
Posted on Sun, 14 Jul 2013
June 30th
ABBEY NEWS   June 30, 2013 Stewardship Cistercian monks from the beginning were lovers of the place and the brethren. The place of cours...
Posted on Sun, 30 Jun 2013
June 23, 2013
ABBEY NEWS   June 23, 2031 Miracle of Dialogue It must be four years or more that we have been discussing what to do with our guest hous...
Posted on Sun, 23 Jun 2013
June 8, 2013
ABBEY NEWS June 8, 2013 Busy Week For many of us here in Western New York June is arguably the loveliest month of the year what with new life b...
Posted on Sat, 8 Jun 2013
May 26, 2013
ABBEY NEWS   May 26, 2013 In The News Rochester New York’s TV news station WHAM, channel 13 has a short feature entitled Made In O...
Posted on Sun, 26 May 2013
May 18, 2013
ABBEY NEWS VIGIL OF PENTECOST   O God, who by the mystery of today's great feast...
Posted on Sat, 18 May 2013
May 5, 2013
ABBEY NEWS May 5, 2013 New Arrival   This past Tuesday we happily welcomed Fr. Sanjay Lopes, SDB into the community as a long term gues...
Posted on Sat, 4 May 2013
April 21, 2013
ABBEY NEWS  April 21, 2013 World Day of Prayer On this 50th Anniversary of the World Day of Prayer we join the whole Church in fervent pra...
Posted on Sun, 21 Apr 2013
April 7, 2013
  ABBEY NEWS  April 7, 2013 Reminisces of Br. Theodore In our chapter this morning several of the brethren shared some of their experi...
Posted on Sat, 6 Apr 2013
April 1, 2013
ABBEY NEWS  April 1, 2013    Our heartfelt gratitude to each and everyone for your condolences on the passing away of our Br. ...
Posted on Sun, 31 Mar 2013
March 27, 2013
ABBEY NEWS  March 27, 2013 Brother Theodore Daly This  morning, Wednesday of Holy Week, March 27th, our Brother Theodore passed on t...
Posted on Wed, 27 Mar 2013
March 4, 2013
ABBEY NEWS  March 4, 2012 Retreat Week This week we will be making our annual retreat from Monday, March 4th until Sunday, March 10th. We w...
Posted on Mon, 4 Mar 2013
Abbot Gerard's Abbatial Blessing
Link to slide presentation of ABBOT GERARD’S ABBATIAL BLESSING...
Posted on Sat, 15 Sep 2012
Fr. Isaac Slater's Ordination
Link to slide presentation of FR. ISAAC SLATER'S ORDINATION TO THE PRIESTHOOD       ...
Posted on Mon, 10 Sep 2012

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