What were our Cistercian founders about?
26 January 2017
THE CHURCHES AND CLOISTERS of abbeys like Fontenay and Thoronet, their mellow stones glowing in a setting of quiet woods, still speak eloquently of the graceful mysticism of twelfth century Citeaux.
Strength To Be Meek: Chapter Talk for Feast of All Saints 2016
01 November 2016
Today, the feast of All Saints has the Gospel of the Beatitudes. We all probably have our favourite Beatitude; I want to reflect today on meekness.
On Sunday last we had the story of Zacchaeus and
Growing in the truth means learning mercy. Reflection from St Bernard
28 February 2016
St Bernard: From the treatise on the Degrees of Humility and Pride (1119)
Growing in the truth means learning mercy. The Vigils reading today for the 3rd Sunday of Lent from St Bernard, written in
Chapter Talk for the Feast of the Ascension
19 May 2015Chapter Talk by Mother Marie for the Feast of the Ascension 2015 Reflecting on today’s feast of our Lord’s Ascension, I find at least four great graces to be celebrated: 1) The Closeness of the Next Page
Dear family members, friends and benefactors,
Christmas invites all of us to allow our
It has been a year of great developments for our Abbey building project for which we give