New Monastery Stained Glass in Progress

I learned the art of stained glass while studying at St. Vincent Seminary in Latrobe, Pennsylvania. I always enjoyed getting involved in different types of arts or crafts, but was never really good at them. I made several small windows during my time in theology school and always thought about the possibility of continuing to make […]

Wild Winter Weather 

It has been a strange weather week. On Wednesday it was 45 degrees out, but the lake was frozen solid. I decided to get out my ice skates for the first time this season. It was perfect skating weather, so I played some hockey for a while. The top layer of ice was getting a […]

A New Semester

The seminarians returned to campus Sunday evening by 10:00 PM. There were no classes on Monday, but it was time for those who needed to make corrections and adjustments to their schedule to have that taken care of. The pre-theologians were in charge of hosting the annual Epiphany Party, which is normally scheduled for the […]


Happy New Year and Happy Feast of Mary, Mother of God! These days at the Abbey have been quiet and restful for the most part. Several of the monks had their parents visit around Christmas and the days following. A couple of my classmates from college seminary even dropped by and we had a chance to […]