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July 7, 2019 – 14th SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME. Readings:  Is 66: 10-14c; Ps 66: 1-3, 4-5, 6-7, 16, 20; Gal 6: 14-18; Lk 10: 1-12, 17-20

“He said to them, ‘The harvest is abundant, but the laborers are few; so, ask the master of the harvest to send out laborers for his harvest.  Go on your way…”  Today’s readings call us to serve.  What is our attitude in serving one another?  There is a movie I just happened to view entitled, “Radio,” 2003 film.  Its about football which I do not like but it entails a football high school coach who serves a developmental challenged man by helping him with friendship.  The coach tells his daughter that when he was young, delivered newspapers and remembered how he neglected someone who needed help.  In his older years, the coach reaches out in service making a different for one person amidst all the challenges the coach had with the people of the town.  So, let us serve when those little opportunities show up.  – We are working a newsletter when which will be sent out soon.  God bless you, SK

March 25, 2019 – Abbatial Blessing

Mother Hilda Scott osb receives an Abbatial Blessing from Bishop Brian Mascord. PHOTO: Daniel Hopper

Congratulations to Sister Hilda!  We are happy to announce from our Mother House that the nuns of Jamberoo Abbey ask you to please pray for Sr Hilda Scott who has been elected Abbess of their Benedictine community.  The Abbatial Blessing  took place on March 25, 2019, the Solemnity of the Annunciation of the Lord.

Pope Francis Monthly Intention for July 2019                                                   The Integrity of Justice – That those who administer justice may work with integrity, and that the injustice which prevails in the world may not have the last word.

MISSION STATEMENT – The Monastery of Our Lady of the Desert is a monastic community of women in the Benedictine tradition.  We profess vows of stability, conversion of life and obedience.  Our primary mission,  is to seek God through a life of prayer, silence and solitude.  Our way of life frees us to give glory and praise to God, intercede through prayer for the needs of the world and hospitality.