“Merton Monday” “…the clear-sighted recognition and mature acceptance of our own limitations is called ‘compunction.’

“Merton Monday” “…the clear-sighted recognition and mature acceptance of our own limitations is called ‘compunction.’  Compunction is a spiritual grace, an insight into our own depths which, in one glance, sees through our illusions about ourselves, sweeps aside our self-deceptions and daydreams, and shows us ourselves exactly as we are.  More >

Merton Monday

“Merton Monday” “To love another as an object is to love him as a ‘thing,’ as a commodity which can be used, exploited, enjoyed and then cast off. More >

Merton Monday

“Merton Monday “It is folly to think of grace in terms of ‘supply’, as if it were a material commodity that we could pile up and preserve for ourselves… Grace is simply the intensity and vitality of our life in God. More >

First Friday Adoration

First Friday Adoration As our friends and neighbours know on the First Friday of every month the monks of Mount Saint Joseph Abbey invite you to join us in praying silently for vocations to the priesthood and religious life before the Blessed Sacrament. More >