Monday, November 25, 2013

Sunday was Fr. Lawrence's last day of being 89 (today is his 90th birthday). He invited some family and friends in to celebrate. Pinochle was the game of choice after lunch. A great time was had by all.

Friday, August 23, 2013

Garden produce

Br. Louie made some pickles yesterday. Fr. Terrence and Fr. Sebastian picked about 10 gallons of green beans. I do not remember being able to pick beans this late in the year. Fr. Denis is busy snapping beans this morning.

Thursday, August 15, 2013

The Solemnity of the Assumption

Today is the Solemnity of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary into Heaven - and, hence, our patronal feast here at Assumption Abbey. The day is filled with good liturgies, prayer and thanksgiving. The pictures are of the statue of Mary being assumed into heaven located in front of the church. The awesome flowers are kept by one of the talented parishioners - she does a great job. May your day continue to be blessed.

Thursday, July 4, 2013

4th of July picnic

Today we had a picnic for the 4th of July after noon prayer. Br. Alban and Br. Jacob did a great job of pulling everything together - with some help from other monks. The food was delicious and the weather was nice - as long as one was in the shade. Br. Bertrand contributed some homemade ice cream, also.

Wednesday, May 1, 2013


Fr. Lawrence's sister-in-law sent some roses which she grew in California. A few pictures of them along with Fr. Lawrence.

Abbey Oblates

We hold 2 Oblate weekends every year for our oblates. These are folks who live the Rule of St. Benedict as their state in life permits. The weekend is a time for some quiet, prayer with the monastic community, conferences on the monastic life, and fellowship. Here are a few pictures taken Friday evening at supper.

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

April Snows

We had an invigorating snowstorm last Sunday. It was 'suggested' that we received about 13 inches of snow. So, Monday was spent digging out. Br. Louie and Br. Jacob did great work with the tractor and skid-steer. The rest of us shoveled out door-ways and around cars. We have been pretty dry out in the western part of N. Dakota, so are very thankful for the moisture. Here are a few pictures.