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HOMILY: The Ascension of the Lord

Fr. Joseph Jensen
June 2, 2019
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NEWS: Sixth Annual Abbey Symposium

June 3, 2019
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HOMILY: St. Augustine of Canterbury

Fr. Samuel Springuel
May 27, 2019
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HOMILY: The Sixth Sunday of Easter

Fr. Samuel Springuel
May 26, 2019
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NEWS: Ordination of Fr. Samuel Springuel, OSB

May 25, 2019
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HOMILY: Ordination to the Presbyteral Order of Br. Samuel Springuel

Bishop Michael Fisher
May 25, 2019
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HOMILY: The Fifth Sunday of Easter

Fr. Gabriel Myers
May 19, 2019
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HOMILY: The Fourth Sunday of Easter

Br. Samuel Springuel
at St. Anthony of Padua Parish
May 12, 2019
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HOMILY: The Fourth Sunday of Easter

Br. Samuel Springuel
May 12, 2019
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HOMILY: The Third Sunday of Easter

Fr. Joseph Van House
May 5, 2019
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HOMILY: The Feast of St. Anselm

Abbot James Wiseman
April 29, 2019
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HOMILY: Easter Sunday of the Resurrection of the Lord

Fr. Michael Hall
April 21, 2019
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A Benedictine Monastery
in the Heart of Washington DC

Abbot James
Rt. Rev. Dom James Wiseman, OSB
Near the north-east boundary of the District of Columbia, twelve minutes by Metro from Union Station and twenty minutes from the Capitol, is a thriving Benedictine monastery. Here, we monks live the life of prayer established by our sixth- century founder St. Benedict and where we continue that life and the aspirations of our founder for the glory of God and the sanctification of our nation and world.

Within an urban oasis of 40 acres of secluded woodland surrounding the monastery, the usual sounds of a busy city are subdued. Here, too, stands our highly regarded middle school and high school, where the values of our patrons, St. Benedict and St. Anselm, are proclaimed among our youth as we prepare them for lives of service to God and their fellow human beings.

Some have referred to the abbey as “Washington’s best kept secret”; perhaps this is because monks are not naturally given to the more ostentatious ways of projecting themselves upon the surrounding world. Monasteries are primarily places of prayer and virtuous activity, and our evangelization is precisely through prayer, spiritual direction, and education. We cordially invite you to share our “secret.” We invite you to “come and see.”

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