Pictures from the Spiritual Life


We are a Franciscan religious order, a house of prayer, a community joined in reflection, volunteers working a certified-organic farm, ministers to our surrounding community, and seekers of God. Welcome to our place of worship, named for the church that Saint Francis rebuilt: the Church of St. Mary and the Angels.

We hope that anyone who reads this might visit our farm and Hermitage someday. But if you cannot visit us in bodily form, then please join us in reflection, a little dot on the worldwide web that attempts to be a humble place of retreat and refreshment.

Nota Bene: We recommend that you download the free app Vox. (iTunes, so keen to stamp out pirated music, seems to reject any source it does not know.) If you need a media player for Windows, try VLC. We grant all those who follow our reflections permission to download and hear them and to pass on our life in the Word to their friends. Pax et bonum!


Reflections from Church Year 2017-2018



Reflection: "A Flood to Destroy All Flesh"
Audio version: Offered at the Church of St. Mary and the Angels

February 18, 2018, First Sunday in Lent



Reflection: The Measure of Our Souls
Audio version: Offered at the Church of St. Mary and the Angels

February 14, 2018, Ash Wednesday



Reflection: The Circle and the Cross
Audio version: Offered at the Church of St. Mary and the Angels

February 11, 2018, Quinquagesima Sunday



Reflection: Would You Know His Voice If You Heard It?
Audio version: Offered at the Church of St. Mary and the Angels

February 4, 2018, Sexagesima Sunday



Reflection: To Know Him Is to Love Him
Audio version: Offered at the Church of St. Mary and the Angels

January 28, 2018, Septuagesima Sunday



Reflection: The Bridge from Earth to Heaven
Audio version: Offered at the Church of St. Mary and the Angels

January 21, 2018, Third Sunday in Epiphanytide



Reflection: And to Serve You Is Perfect Freedom
Audio version: Offered at the Church of St. Mary and the Angels

January 14, 2018, Second Sunday in Epiphanytide



Bethlehem star

Reflection: Coming to Light
Audio version: Offered at the Church of St. Mary and the Angels

January 7, 2018, First Sunday in Epiphanytide



Three Kings

Reflection: And the Soul Felt its Worth
Audio version: Offered at the Church of St. Mary and the Angels

January 6, 2018, Feast of the Epiphany



Ss. Simeon and Hannah

Reflection: A Sign of Contradiction
Audio version: Offered at the Church of St. Mary and the Angels

December 31, 2017, Sunday in Christmastide



Nativity


Audio only: "Beautiful Are the Feet that Bring Glad Tidings!"

December 25, 2017, Christmas Day



Messy Nativity

Reflection: An Infant Is Born
Audio version: Offered at the Church of St. Mary and the Angels

December 25, 2017, Feast of the Nativity, Midnight Mass



God's touch

Reflection: Touched by God
Audio version: Offered at the Church of St. Mary and the Angels

December 24, 2017, Vigil of the Nativity / Fourth Sunday in Advent



St. John the Baptist in the Desert

Reflection: Ancient Love
Audio version: Offered at the Church of St. Mary and the Angels

December 17, 2017, Gaudete Sunday, Third Sunday in Advent



Reflection: Loving The Forsaken
Audio version: Offered at the Church of St. Mary and the Angels

December 10, 2017, Second Sunday in Advent



Reflection: The Approach of Purple
Audio version: Offered at the Church of St. Mary and the Angels

December 3, 2017, First Sunday in Advent



See Also:

Reflections from Church Year 2016-2017

Reflections from Church Year 2015-2016