Monastic Workday A Grand Success

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Icon in the Refectory of the Provisional Monastery in Tulsa: left to right, Holy Father Saint Benedict, the Holy Mother of God, Our Lord Jesus Christ, Saint John the Evangelist, Saint Joseph. Photo by Reverend Father Jeffrey Keyes.

A Fruitful Day

Our first monastic workday was a grand success. It began at 9:00 a.m. with the Mass of the feast of Blessed Columba Marmion and ended late in the afternoon. The second house, called "Subiaco" to distinguish it from "The Cenacle," is now prepared to receive the first brothers for the feast of Our Lady of the Rosary.

Heartfelt Thanks

My heartfelt thanks to: Dan and Sandy Pickett, Dee Schneider, Glenna Craig, Sheila Michie, Greg and Lisa Stice, Mariah Stice, Katie Stice, and Josh Stice. I ask Our Lord to reward them a hundredfold for their amazing generosity and hard work.

Be It Ever So Humble

As things stand now, the little provisional monastery is in two neighboring houses on South Xanthus Avenue. In "The Cenacle" you will find the chapel, parlor, refectory, kitchen, room for spiritual direction and Confessions, and one monastic cell. In "Subiaco" you will find a little study area, three monastic cells, and the laundry. All is ready, then, for a little family of four!


Is there any groups for men to pray for Priest's?

Dear Anthony, Our Monastery of Our Lady of the Cenacle is dedicated to Eucharistic adoration for the healing and sanctification of priests. It is possible to associate yourself to us, even from afar, especially by participating in the Thursdays of Adoration and Reparation for Priests. See the archive of the same name in the sidebar. Father Mark


I only heard of 2 postulants. Plus you, is three. Who is the fourth?

Barbara + Ed

Hi Barbara, there was an extra space, which was taken by a third postulant who is joining CJ and Diego, bringing the new family to 4! Please pray for these postulants who will begin their religious life in a very humble but joyful setting.

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About Dom Mark

Dom Mark Daniel Kirby is Conventual Prior of Silverstream Priory in Stamullen, County Meath, Ireland. The ecclesial mandate of his Benedictine community is the adoration of the Most Holy Sacrament of the Altar in a spirit of reparation, and in intercession for the sanctification of priests.

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