Being Who We are Meant to Be


Our annual summer silent retreat is underway, and we are going to share it with you.

You can make this retreat at home, if you wish, by reading each reflection and taking time to reflect, journal, sit in silence or walk quietly through a beautiful place.

By Sister Stefanie MacDonald, OSB

Our annual silent retreat is underway. Father Joel Rippinger (Marmion Abbey), our retreat director, is focusing on Benedictine monastic life.

He began with Chapter 72 of the Holy Rule: Continue Reading

Renew Your Spirit Here, Now


Our annual summer silent retreat – directed by Father Joel Rippinger, OSB – was a graced time. Father Joel Rippinger, OSB shared topics that stem from our common life as Benedictine Monastics.

We share his talks here, as an online retreat for you. We hope they speak to you, and help lift you in whatever direction God calls.

Enjoy, and God bless.

Day #7: Peace and Joy in Community

Day #6: Work: Making Something Beautiful for God

Day #5, afternoon: The Grace and Mercy of Reconciliation

Day #5, morning: Hospitality: A Sacramental Grace

Day #4, afternoon: What Makes a House a Home?

Day #4, morning: Celibacy: Our Radical Choice

Day #3, afternoon: Need the Latest iPhone? Maybe Not!

Day #3, morning: The Ultimate Reality Check

Day #2, afternoon: Why Practice Obedience, Silence, Humility?

Day #2, morning: Why pray?

Day #1, opening: Being Who We are Meant to Be