A Celebration! – and Chapter Time

We all honored Luis Ruelas on Sunday, May 31, as he celebrated a quarter century as our chef.  Luis began working with us when we reopened in 1990 after our year-long reconstruction, and he has presided skillfully and creatively over the kitchen ever since then.  When we began offering retreat ministry again after the fire, [...]

Our New Brother

     It is with joy that we announce that this Tuesday, May 12, Brother Timothy Jolley, OHC, will arrive and join the community here at Mount Calvary Monastery. Brother Timothy has spent two extended periods with us here.  The first was for a year’s sabbatical in 2012-13, and the second was a six month period [...]

What Do Monks Do?

As I wrote in the first blog of this series, one of the lovely things about welcoming guests is the questions they ask us.  One of the most popular is “What do you do?”  In our answers we try to honor the goodhearted intention of the guest who is asking by giving a  brief but [...]