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HOMILY: Fourth Sunday of Easter

Fr. Boniface Von Nell
April 26, 2015
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HOMILY: St. Anselm

Abbot James Wiseman
April 21, 2015
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HOMILY: Third Sunday of Easter (St. Matthew's Cathedral)

Fr. Christopher Wyvill
April 19, 2015
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HOMILY: Third Sunday of Easter

Fr. Gabriel Myers
April 19, 2015
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TALK: No Wishful Thinking

Abbot James Wiseman
April 16, 2015
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HOMILY: Second Sunday of Easter

Fr. Jan Dolny
April 12, 2015
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HOMILY: Easter Day

Fr. Michael Hall
April 5, 2015
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HOMILY: Easter Vigil

Abbot James Wiseman
April 4, 2015
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HOMILY: Good Friday

Abbot James Wiseman
April 3, 2015
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HOMILY: Holy Thursday

Abbot James Wiseman
April 2, 2015
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HOMILY: Palm Sunday

Abbot James Wiseman
March 30, 2015
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HOMILY: The Annunciation of the Lord

Fr. Michael Hall
March 26, 2015
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HOMILY: Passing of St. Benedict

Abbot James Wiseman
March 23, 2015
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HOMILY: Fifth Sunday of Lent

Fr. Philip Simo
March 23, 2015
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NEWS: Helping the Cause for Christian Unity

March 25, 2015
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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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