Monastery News

Attend with the ear of your heart. This is advice from a father who loves you; welcome it, and faithfully put it into practice. The Rule of Saint Benedict Prologue: 1
May 6, 2011 was an important day in the life of the Monastery of the Holy Spirit. After many months of construction and years of planning, the Monastic Heritage Center was unveiled at a special dinner honoring benefactors and friends who have helped make the Center a reality.
On the evening of May 6, 2011, the monastery celebrated the opening of the Monastic Heritage Center. The Center is the fruition of a 5-year long effort of a Season of Renewal.
On Saturday, April 30th, a series of events coalesced that made everything seem just right in the world. I, for one, could not think of or wish for a single thing to be changed. On that day, our Brother Augustine became Father Augustine
The beginning of 2011 sees the cloaking of 2 novices at Holy Spirit Monastery. Fr. Brendan received the novice habit January 2 and Br. Antony on January 9.
Brother Victor Charles Besche, 91, died in the monastery infirmary on Wednesday, July 7.
On Saturday, May 29, 2010, Abbot Francis Michael Stiteler was re-elected by his brothers in community to serve as abbot for the next 6 years.
On Tuesday May 11, we celebrated the official groundbreaking for the new Public Gathering Space and Visitors Center.
Brother Thomas Nabity, 79, died in the monastery infirmary on Monday, May 10, 2010, after a short illness.