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Brother Gerard Kaufman

BLOG: Schnixies

We remembered Br. Gerard Kaufman, OSB, a few weeks back on the anniversary of his February 14, 1980, death. Br. Jerry, who died at age 95, had been a professed Benedictine for 64 years. Prior to coming to Subiaco, he had worked as a coal miner and as a foundry worker. Many visitors to the…

Calligraphy

NEWS: A Monk and his Calligraphy

Annually Br. Ephrem teaches calligraphy to students at St. Joseph Catholic School in Paris. Ms. Eileen Freeman’s 6,7, and 8 grades classes learned on March 5, 2014, the fundamentals of uncial — a handwriting used especially in Greek and Latin manuscripts of the fourth to the eighth centuries A.D. The students practiced their newly learned calligraphic…

St Bernard Abbey

BLOG: Meeting of Abbots and Priors

A week and a half before Lent each year, the Abbots and Priors of North American Benedictine monasteries of men gather for a meeting.  This year the meeting took place at Saint Bernard Abbey in Cullman, Alabama, February 21 – 25.  Thirty-five of the fifty or so independent monasteries in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, and…

St Benedict Church

BLOG: The Sacramental

The sacramental can be defined as a material object or action set apart or blessed by the Church that incites piety or devotion and predisposes a person to both receive and cooperate with sanctifying grace.  The sacramental, while not a sacrament as in the Seven Sacraments of the Roman Catholic Church, can recall to one’s mind and renew one’s…

Blessing

NEWS: New Maintenance Office Location

The recently re-located and newly remodeled Maintenance Office of Subiaco Abbey and Academy was blessed on February 20, 2014, by Abbot Jerome. Many monks and lay staff attended the ceremony and enjoyed snacks in the “new” facility in a building which had served many purposes since its construction early in the 20th century, probably about…