Monthly Archives: February 2014

Breaking the Back of Winter

We are all familiar with the Groundhog Day tradition, but the monks have another tradition about the end of winter, associated with the feast day of St. Benedict’s twin sister, St. Scholastica.  That feast day is today, February 10. February … Continue reading

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Raphael Pfisterer, OSB

Today is the anniversary of the death of Father Raphael Pfisterer, OSB, monk and priest of Saint Anselm Abbey.  Born in Bavaria in 1877, he professed vows as a Benedictine in 1896, and was later a voting member of the … Continue reading

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