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HOMILY: Feast of St. Anselm

Fr. Richard Yeo
April 24, 2017
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HOMILY: Octave Day of Easter

Fr. Joseph Jensen
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HOMILY: Easter Sunday of the Resurrection of the Lord

Fr. Michael Hall
April 16, 2017
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HOMILY: Easter Vigil In the Holy Night

Abbot James Wiseman
April 15, 2017
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HOMILY: Good Friday of the Passion of the Lord

Abbot James Wiseman
April 14, 2017
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HOMILY: Mass of the Lord's Supper

Abbot James Wiseman
April 13, 2017
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HOMILY: Palm Sunday of the Passion of the Lord

Abbot James Wiseman
April 9, 2017
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HOMILY: Fifth Sunday of Lent

Fr. Gabriel Myers
April 2, 2017
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HOMILY: Fourth Sunday of Lent

Fr. Christopher Wyvill
March 26, 2017
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HOMILY: The Annunciation of the Lord

Fr. Michael Hall
March 25, 2017
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HOMILY: Passing of St. Benedict

Abbot James Wiseman
March 21, 2017
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HOMILY: St. Joseph, Spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Fr. Joseph Jensen
March 20, 2017
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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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