Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Living the Liturgy: The Monks of Clear Creek Monastery

"If the world is a desert of meaningless noise and unrelenting motion,
then the monastery is an oasis of silence
where only God speaks and where man listens.
In the monastery, Christ, the Lord of History, makes time stand still.
For each day is much like the day before and the day after.
At each morning's altar, Christ gives Himself to His Father
as an acceptable offering on behalf of all the world,
even though that world is too distracted to pray.

~ Bishop Edward Slattery, excerpt from homily ~

"...what the monks do in a radical way is what we should all be doing,
but we need them to show us how."

~ Bishop Edward Slattery, quote from video ~

~ Our Lady of the Annunciation Monastery of Clear Creek website

Mary, Mother of Jesus Christ, Eternal High Priest, Mother of all priests and our Mother, help us respond generously to the Holy Spirit's request, through the voice of His Church, to offer up to God Eucharistic adoration for priests.  Amen.

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