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HOMILY: The Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Fr. Joseph Jensen
February 3, 2019
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NEWS:A Formal Start to an Oblate Novitiate

February 3, 2019
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HOMILY: The Baptism of the Lord

Br. Samuel Springuel
At St. Anthony of Padua
January 13, 2019
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NEWS: A Day for Oblate Professions

January 6, 2019
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HOMILY: The Epiphany of the Lord

Abbot James Wiseman
January 6, 2019
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HOMILY: The Solemnity of Mary, the Most Holy Mother of God

Fr. Michael Hall
January 1, 2019
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HOMILY: The Holy Family of Jesus, Mary, and Joseph

Fr. Christopher Wyvill
December 30, 2018
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HOMILY: Christmas Mass During the Day

Fr. Michael Hall
December 25, 2018
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HOMILY: Christmas Midnight Mass

Abbot James Wiseman
December 25, 2018
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HOMILY: Vigil Mass on Christmas Eve

Br. Samuel Springuel
at St. Anthony of Padua
December 24, 2018
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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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