SHOWING POSTS FROM THE Year: 2016

Advent Candle Blessings 2016-4th Sunday

Advent Candle Blessings 2016-4th Sunday

Fourth Sunday of Advent The final candle has received flame into its heart and completes the circle of light.  In one week we will celebrate the coming of the fullness […]

Read More >
December 17, 2016

December 17, 2016

Thanksgiving & Advent at Santa Rita Abbey Christmas is just a week away! We plan to publish a Christmas photo journal sometime afterward. In the meantime, however, here’s a little […]

Read More >
Advent Candle Blessings 2016-3rd Sunday

Advent Candle Blessings 2016-3rd Sunday

Third Sunday of Advent Candle and flame.  Light and relationship.  Our third Advent Candle burns with the desire of the God-who-waits that we yield our substance to the flame of […]

Read More >
Advent Candle Blessings 2016-2nd Sunday

Advent Candle Blessings 2016-2nd Sunday

Second Sunday of Advent Another candle expands the circle of light we call the Advent Wreath.  One more candle welcomes the flame of our God who waits.  Last week we […]

Read More >
Advent Candle Blessings 2016-1st Sunday

Advent Candle Blessings 2016-1st Sunday

First Sunday of Advent The first flicker of light tops the candle among the greens of our Advent Wreath.  Our candle has yielded its substance to fire and casts its […]

Read More >
November 14, 2016

November 14, 2016

October/November 2016 News from Santa Rita Abbey How did the year zoom by so quickly that Thanksgiving Day is next week?! Yet here we are! Fr. Casimir will return for […]

Read More >
Fire upon the Earth

Fire upon the Earth

A REFLECTION ON LUKE 12:49-53 Jesus said to his disciples: “I have come to set the earth on fire, and how I wish it were already blazing!” We are surrounded by fire–the fragments […]

Read More >
October 11, 2016

October 11, 2016

September/October 2016 News from Santa Rita Abbey What beautiful weather we are having at Santa Rita Abbey right now! There’s something special about blue skies in October. Thanks to the rain […]

Read More >
To Be Handed Over

To Be Handed Over

A REFLECTION ON MARK 9:30-37 Jesus was teaching his disciples and telling them, “The Son of Man is to be handed over to men and they will kill him, and three […]

Read More >
September 13, 2016

September 13, 2016

Here at Santa Rita Abbey we celebrate a Sister’s feast day, that is, the feast of her patron saint, more than we do her birthday. In August we have two […]

Read More >