Category: Monastic

Blessed Maria Gabriella dell’Unità

An Offering to the Father Blessed Maria Gabriella Sagghedu, a Cistercian nun of Grottaferrata in Italy, died on April 23rd in 1939. Pope John Paul...

Ciao, Paolo!

Paul Zalonksi of New Haven, Connecticut recently finished a month long experience of monastic life at Santa Croce in Gerusalemme. While here he helped prepare...

Monastic Etiquette

Naming Maria Elena Vidal will love this. I decided to write something about monastic forms of address and etiquette. There has been a fair amount...

Cistercian Martyrs of England

I was deeply moved when the martyrology for today, March 8th, was read in Chapter. Hearing the names of these English Cistercian martyrs read out...

He Who Has an Ear, Let Him Hear

New York Again Yesterday I returned to the Italian Consulate in New York City to pick up my visa. The magnificent Church of Saint Jean–Baptiste...