The week after Christmas Day saw some very special guests come to the St. Francis Retreat Center. North Street Neighborhood of Durham, North Carolina has visited Mepkin on several occasions, and on this quiet week after the celebration of the birth of Christ, they took some time to make a retreat and share their musical talents at the Feast of the Holy Family.Read More »
Homily of 14 January 2018
1 SM 3:3B-10,19; PS 40; 1 Cor 6:13C-15A,17-20
Note: The Bishop Emeritus of Bermuda, Dr. Robert Kurtz, spent a year in Mepkin after his and during that time he endeared himself to all. Since leaving Mepkin last March, Bishop Robert has been living in Chicago and acting as Novice Director for his community, the Resurrectionists. Bishop Kurtz recently returned to Mepkin for a visit.
The Christmas decorations have been put away and now we begin what the church’s liturgical calendar describes as “Ordinary Time.” The Scripture Readings for today’s Mass invite us to start at the beginning, to reflect on our vocations, our call to be followers of Jesus. All of us present here this morning have been called to follow the Lord Jesus – most as Trappist monks, others as priests or members of other religious congregations; many have been called to follow the Lord as married people in family life, others as single people or, perhaps, widows and widowers. (Children too! “Kids for Christ.”) To all of us this morning, Jesus says: “Come, follow me!”Read More »
31 December 2017
Sir 3,2-6,12-14; Col12-21; Luke 2,22-40
Today, we celebrate the Feast of the Holy Family.
The birth of Jesus marks the formation of the Holy Family of Nazareth.Read More »