Monthly Archives: December 2012

New Abbot for St. Benedict’s Abbey, Atchison, Kansas

Saint Anselm’s was not the only abbey to elect a new abbot in 2012.  On December 28, the monks of Saint Benedict’s Abbey in Atchison, Kansas elected their prior, Father James Albers, O.S.B. as the ninth abbot.  Abbot James had … Continue reading

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Optional Memorials for 2013

Today, December 29, may be celebrated as the feast day of St. Thomas à Becket, the famous English martyr, whose shrine the pilgrims are journeying to in the Canterbury Tales.  However, even though Becket is a successor Archbishop of Canterbury … Continue reading

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Abbot Matthew in Hungary

As you know our retired abbot, Matthew Leavy, O.S.B. has been on sabbatical living with Benedictines in Budapest, Hungary.  As you can see from these photos he is alive and well.

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Simply Jesus

Last Sunday, the First Sunday of Advent, we began reading N.T. Wright’s Simply Jesus:  A New Vision of Who He Was, What He Did, and Why He Matters.  We  typically read a specifically religious book in Advent (which is also … Continue reading

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