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Fr Lamarre   Br. A. Chip Monk, O.S.B.  



First Sunday After Easter

Easter Day

Holy Week 

Br. Ignatius Obituary 

Palm Sunday

Passion Sunday

Fourth Sunday in Lent

Third Sunday in Lent

Second Sunday in Lent




Fifth Sunday after Epiphany

Fourth Sunday after Epiphany

Third Sunday after Epiphany

Second Sunday after Epiphany

Circumcision of Christ

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Rev. Prior Kevin LaMarre, OSB   Meet Br. Chip! He’s the author of the Feast, Fasts, and Other Things column in our weekly meditation. If you haven’t already, check out our meditations listed here to read our scholar-munk’s offerings. Lots of useful, helpful, and little-known things about Anglo-Catholic worship and liturgics ... all presented with the aim of sharing and deepening our spiritual experience and religious practices.   Br. A. Raymond Crowe, O.S.B.
A monk of Our Lady of Seven Sorrows Priory and author of our weekly column, Out on a Limb. Br Crowe


Third Sunday in Advent

Second Sunday in Advent

Feast of Christ the King

Twenty Second Sunday after Trinity

Twenty First Sunday after Trinity

Twentieth Sunday after Trinity

Nineteenth Sunday after Trinity

Eighteenth Sunday after Trinity

Seventeenth Sunday after Trinity

Sixteenth Sunday after Trinity

Fifteenth Sunday after Trinity

Fourteenth Sunday after Trinity

Thirteenth Sunday after Trinity

Twelfth Sunday after Trinity

Eleventh Sunday after Trinity

Tenth Sunday after Trinity

Ninth Sunday after Trinity

Eighth Sunday after Trinity

Seventh Sunday after Trinity

Sixth Sunday after Trinity

Fifth Sunday after Trinity

Fourth Sunday after Trinity

Third Sunday after Trinity

Second Sunday after Trinity

First Sunday after Trinity

Trinity Sunday

WhitSunday Pentecost

Sunday after the Ascension

Rogation Sunday

4th Sunday After Easter

3rd Sunday After Easter

2nd Sunday After Easter

1st Sunday After Easter


Holy Week Meditation

Palm Sunday

Passion Sunday

Fourth Sunday in Lent

Third Sunday in Lent

Second Sunday in Lent

Ash Wednesday

Quinquagessima Sunday

Sexagessima Sunday

Septuagesima Sunday

Second Sunday after Epiphany

Second Sunday after Epiphany




Feast of St. John the Evangelist


Fourth Sunday in Advent

Third Sunday in Advent

Second Sunday in Advent

First Sunday in Advent

The Sunday Next Before Advent

24th Sunday After Trinity

23rd Sunday After Trinity

The Feast of All Saints

21st Sunday After Trinity-Feast of Christ the King

Twentieth Sunday After Trinity

Nineteenth Sunday After Trinity

Eighteenth Sunday After Trinity

Seventeenth Sunday After Trinity

Sixteenth Sunday After Trinity

Fifteenth Sunday After Trinity

Fourteenth Sunday After Trinity

Thirteenth Sunday After Trinity

Twelfth Sunday After Trinity

Eleventh Sunday After Trinity

Tenth Sunday After Trinity

Ninth Sunday After Trinity

Eighth Sunday After Trinity

Seventh Sunday After Trinity

Sixth Sunday After Trinity

Fifth Sunday After Trinity

Fourth Sunday After Trinity

Third Sunday After Trinity

Second Sunday After Trinity

First Sunday After Trinity

First Sunday in Trinity


Ascension Sunday

Ascension Day

Rogation Sunday

Fourth Sunday After Easter

Third Sunday After Easter

Good Shepherd Sunday

First Sunday After Easter


Holy Week -2015 Passion & Way of the Cross

The Fifth Sunday in Lent 

The Fourth Sunday in Lent 

The Third Sunday in Lent 



Brother Sylvester

Brother SylvesterBr. Sylvester is one of our Lay-Brothers who takes care of the yard maintenance and odd-jobs at the Priory. He's always busy, but he does like his naps, a little fishing ( tho' never seems to catch anything more than another nap! ), and reading “How-to” books. He is another member of the “Practical Joke
Committee” of which this Priory seems to have a large but unacknowledged membership!
Over the years, I've gleaned that some of the secret passwords to this “committee” evidently are: “ I don't know anything about it” and “ It was like that when I got here! “

2014 2013    


The Fourth Sunday In Advent

The Third Sunday In Advent

The Second Sunday In Advent

The First Sunday In Advent

The Feast of Christ the King

The Twenty Second Sunday After Trinity

The Twenty First Sunday After Trinity

All Saints Day

The Nineteenth Sunday After Trinity

The Eighteenth Sunday After Trinity

The Seventeenth Sunday After Trinity

The Sixteenth Sunday After Trinity

The Fifteenth Sunday After Trinity

The Fourteenth Sunday After Trinity

The Thirteenth Sunday After Trinity

The Twelfth Sunday After Trinity

The Eleventh Sunday After Trinity

The Tenth Sunday After Trinity

The Ninth Sunday After Trinity

The Eighth Sunday After Trinity

The Seventh Sunday After Trinity

The Sixth Sunday After Trinity Sunday

The Fifth Sunday After Trinity Sunday

The Fourth Sunday After Trinity Sunday

The Third Sunday After Trinity Sunday

The Feast of Saints Peter and Paul

First Sunday After Trinity Sunday

Trinity Sunday


Sunday After Ascension Day

Fifth Sunday After Easter

Fourth Sunday After Easter

Third Sunday After Easter

Second Sunday After Easter

The First Sunday After Easter

Easter Meditation

Holy Week Meditations

Palm Sunday

Passion Sunday

Third Sunday in Lent

Second Sunday in Lent

First Sunday in Lent

Ash Wednesday

Quinquagesima Sunday

Sexagesima Sunday

Septuagesima Sunday

The Fifth Sunday After Epiphany

The Purification of the Blessed Virgin Mary

The Third Sunday After Epiphany

The Second Sunday After Epiphany

The Feast of the Holy Family

The Epiphany of our Lord

The First Sunday After Christmas

The Fourth Sunday in Advent

The Third Sunday in Advent

The Second Sunday in Advent 

The First Sunday in Advent 

Meditation - Sunday Next Before Advent

The Twenty Second Sunday After Trinity Gospel Meditation

The Twenty-First Sunday After Trinity Gospel Meditation

The Twentieth Sunday After Trinity Gospel Meditation

The Seventeenth Sunday After Trinity Sunday Gospel Meditation

The Rev. Mr. William Morrill

Trinity Sunday 2013

Easter – Tide On the Road to Emmaus 

  Fr. Kevin Rafka Parmenter.

Fr. Kevin and Sr. Rafka Parmenter, a Maronite (Roman Catholic) hermit nun


Abide with us, for the day is far spent and the night is at hand.

Today I have taken a little pastoral liscence, if that is indeed a proper ecclesiastical term, and have chosen instead of the Gospel appointed for this day, that being the Gospel according to St. John (Jn. Ch. 10, Vs 11) which speaks about Jesus as the Good Shepherd, and chose the Gospel story about the two disciples and their encounter with Christ on their journey along the road to Emmaus, a Gospel account that has been assigned for Monday in Easter week.

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Reflections From the Seat of an Old Tractor
A Rule of Life from an Old Farmer

+   Your fences need to be horse-high, pig-tight, and bull-strong.

+   Keep skunks and bankers at a distance.

+   Life is simpler if you plow around that stump.

+   A bumble bee is considerably faster than any farm tractor.

+   Words that soak into your ears are whispered…not yelled.

+   Meanness don't just happen overnight.

+   Forgive your enemies…it puts you right with the Lord…and messes up their heads.

+   Don't corner something you know is meaner than you.

+   It don't take a very big person to carry a grudge.

+   You cannot unsay a cruel word.

+   Every path has a few puddles.

+   When you wallow with pigs…expect to get dirty.

+   The best sermons are lived, not preached.

+   Most of the stuff people worry about, ain't never gonna happen anyway.

+   Don't judge folks by their relatives.

+   Remember that silence is sometimes the best answer.

+   Live a good and honorable life, then when you get older and think back, you'll enjoy it a second time.

+   Don't interfere with something' that ain't botherin' you none.

+   Timing has a lot to do with a rain dance.

+   If you find yourself in a hole, the first thing to do is stop diggin'.

+   Sometimes you get…and sometimes you got.

+   The biggest troublemaker you'll probably ever have to deal with, watches you from the mirror every mornin'

+   Always drink upstream from the herd.

+   Good judgment comes from experience, and a lotta that comes from bad judgment.

+   Lettin' the cat outta the bag is a whole lot easier than puttin' it back in.

+   If you get to thinking' you're a person of some influence…try orderin' somebody else's dog around.

+   Live simply…Love generously…care deeply…speak kindly…
     …and leave the rest to God.

Fr Kevin on his 1946 Farmall Tractor

Fr Kevin on his 1946 Farmall Tractor


Fr Kevin collecting rocks for the Bishop Bruce Chamberlain Memorial Garden
Fr Kevin collecting rocks for the Bishop Bruce Chamberlain Memorial Garden

Ora et Labora

(Work and Prayer)

The motto of the Benedictine Order

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