April 2017 – Holy Week & Easter, cont’d

April 2017 – Holy Week & Easter, cont’d

As promised, here are more photos from Holy Week at Santa Rita Abbey. This post features Good Friday, the Easter Vigil, and Easter Day.

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April 2017 Palm Sunday and Holy Thursday at Santa Rita Abbey

April 2017 Palm Sunday and Holy Thursday at Santa Rita Abbey

Happy Easter! May our risen Lord Jesus fill all hearts with his peace and joy! We had a lovely Holy Week and Easter at Santa Rita Abbey, and we hope […]

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April 2017 Sawmill Fire experienced by Santa Rita Abbey

April 2017 Sawmill Fire experienced by Santa Rita Abbey

You may have heard about the Sawmill wildfire which began in our area Sunday, April 23. Here at Santa Rita Abbey, we are all safe. Below the following text, your […]

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March 2017 A Golden Jubilee at Santa Rita Abbey

March 2017 A Golden Jubilee at Santa Rita Abbey

Sister Esther’s Golden Jubilee The big event this month was our Sister Esther Sawal’s Golden Jubilee, celebrated on Monday, March 13, 2017. Sr. Esther began her religious life in her native […]

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February 2017 at Santa Rita Abbey

February 2017 at Santa Rita Abbey

The Latest News from Santa Rita Abbey Father Bernard Johnson, RIP Our beloved chaplain of many years, Fr. Bernard Johnson, went home to God on February 21. He was our […]

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Christmas at Santa Rita Abbey 2016

Christmas at Santa Rita Abbey 2016

The Christmas Season is so beautiful, so meaningful. We hope you and your loved ones had a special one! We are composing this journal entry on the last day of […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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August 8, 2016

August 8, 2016

  Summertime at Santa Rita Abbey What a lovely summertime we are having, overflowing with life!  Two chaplains, newborn fawns, young ravens, fresh tomatoes, rain and more rain, visits from […]

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July 8, 2016

July 8, 2016

Our new Volunteer Helpers program is off to a great start!  Our visit first volunteer was here for the month of June.  She stayed at the retreat house, joined the […]

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