Feast of Dedication
This coming Wednesday we’ll be celebrating the 43rd anniversary of the dedication of our Abbey Church as a solemnity. There will be baking in the morning with Mass at the usual time, 7 AM. The rest of the day will be kept as a holiday with optional work in the afternoon.
St. Bernard reminds us that on such an occasion we will be the only ones throughout the whole Church celebrating our very own feast! Join us in praising and thanking the Lord!
Message From Monks’ Specialty Bakery
It’s not too early to start planning for Business gift giving! By purchasing your business gifts from Monks’ you are supporting the brothers at The Abbey of the Genesee in their ministry of prayer and hospitality
This Christmas thank your clients and reward your dedicated staff with a gift box full of delicious premium breads, artisan biscotti and more, made by the Trappist monks at Monks’ Bread, a truly unique local bakery. For more information and to shop go to Monks’ Business Gifts.
Since it is in Christ such a firm foundation, the Church can never be shaken. Scripture says: I am laying the foundation stone of Zion, the cornerstone, chosen and precious. No one who believes in him will ever be put to shame.
When he founded the Church, Christ delivered his people from bondage. He saved us from the power of Satan and of sin, freed us and subjected us to his own rule, but not by paying a ransom or by bribes. As one of his disciples wrote, We have been freed from the futile ways handed down to us by our ancestors, not by anything perishable like silver and gold, but by the precious blood of Christ, like that of a lamb without mark or blemish. He gave his own blood for us, so that we no longer belong to ourselves, but to him who bought us and saved us.
A Commentary on Isaiah
St. Cyril of Alexandria