Monday, February 23, 2009

St. Michael's Abbey, California

I spent a week with the brothers here while in seminary for a retreat.  A beautiful campus, but one which is literally sliding down the hill:

The video has been making the rounds on the internet, I swiped it from Tom Peter's American Papist, who also mentions that you can buy the music playing in the background as well.  Proceeds help in building a proper monastery not far from the current location.

Local Cincinnati readers may recognize the habit of one Fr. William Fitzgerald, who was in Covington for a while.  He is associated with this Abbey, and how I made the connection to visit for retreat.  

Hmmm... a retreat in Orange County, CA.  Almost as bad as missionary work in Hawai'i!


Jackie said...


Lent's coming up! Suffer in the cold like the rest of us - and offer it up!

Father Schnippel said...


Says the one going to Rome in a bit over a week's time!