March 13, 2008

Today at Prince of Peace Abbey: Our Fifty Years as a Monastery

In the first weeks of 1958, monks from St. Meinrad Archabbey, Indiana, began adapting a large, borrowed, house in the city of Riverside, California, to serve as a temporary monastery.

On March 13, 1958, the local bishop, Bishop Charles Buddy of San Diego, inaugurated the monastery with a blessing.

Seven monks lived there, and carried out the scheduled daily rhythms of Benedictine monastic life.

However, they also began a search for a piece of land suitable for a permanent monastery.

They found land in the city of Oceanside, California, and moved there in October of 1958.

Here we are still.


Blogger A Simple Sinner said...

God grant you 500 more years.

4:57 PM  
Blogger gemoftheocean said...

And it was nice you got to say Mass too!

[Yes, I was there, but sorry I missed talking to you afterwards.)

12:37 AM  
Anonymous Christian said...

Thanks for your Blog :) God Bless you

5:43 AM  
Anonymous MM said...

May God bless your monastery 5000 years more!

6:33 PM  

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