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Sojourns of Sanctity


Reflecting on the Genesis account of Abram and his departure to a land unknown from the city Ur (Gen. 12 1-9), the parallel is made with our father Saint Romuald in undertaking a mysterious journey of peril and vulnerability at a later age in life. Perhaps one could conclude that this a pattern, as a human being approaches the later stage of maturity in spiritual experience and psychological developments as well. Abram has Sarah and Romuald in single and yet in community, unmarried, yet the corresponding dynamic of the invitation that inspires these figure the exercise of a spiritual intelligence that sensed the gravity of their destiny in divine love. In the historical era of which we now live, when populations are fast aging and living longer, the sojourn of these figures is an apt example and opportunity for the spiritual nomads to take the risk of undertaking some measure of response to the desert calling in metaphor and become peace in the arid landscape of many today.

St. Romauld

In Saint Romuald, he attracts a small band of followers at the beginning of this turn in his own monastic life replete with many developments, there is no rupture between the communion of shared mystery that beckons them to solitude and ascetic practice in their lifetimes. They displace themselves as human beings, not to become special interests to one another or the world around them, but rather to engage a realization of how a whole civilization can lose its sense of gratitude to the Creator and Redeemer and the Spirit that sustains and offers ever more open vistas of maturity in the humanity of Christ within, that will embrace pilgrims, lepers, emperors, and ordinary folk, and creation itself.  So, on this day of Saint Romuald, no doubt his spirit of potent response remains among us, as we share one another’s destiny to become pilgrim and stranger as clay vessels, bearing towards others, with the Spirit’s grace (Wis. 8 ) ) ‘ the privilege of love’.

Fraternally to all with my prayers brothers and sisters,

Fr. Daniel
Monastery of the Risen Christ

May Happenings at the Monastery

On May 19th we had the Oblation profession at our monastic chapel during the Eucharistic liturgy of Davida Delis and Louise and Gabe Quiroz and were welcomed warmly by our Oblate chaplain Father Stephen Coffee and Prior Daniel Manger and the local Oblate community members here in San Luis Obispo. The liturgy and profession were followed by a wonderful pot-luck luncheon for all present who attended this joyful event.

Also, Brother Axel Bayles, a monk from our General Council in Italy was the presenter on the Pathway to Silence retreat on Yoga & the Jesus Prayer, which was well attended from May 25th & 26th. Brother Axel gave rich presentations on both ancient Hatha Yoga tradition with praxis and the development of the Jesus Prayer tradition based on his deep knowledge of Evagrius of Ponticus and how each practice utilizes the physical, mental and spiritual intelligences within a person to come to deeper centering of silence, in order to listen to God in the Holy Spirit and Christ.  We were truly blessed by Brother Axel’s ministry of joy and insights of his own practice and study. We hope he will return in the future to give yet another retreat here at the Monastery of the Risen Christ.

For more information on our Oblate membership and retreats, please click here to see the events page or join us on Facebook!

Blessings on your Pentecost!

Prior Daniel Manger, OSB,Cam.

Hatha Yoga with Alex Bayer O.S.B. CAM


Flyer with additional information here: http://monasteryrisenchrist.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/Axels-Yoga-Workshop-flyer2pdf.pdf

Oblate Newsletter for December 2018

Dear Oblates,

Here is the Camaldolese Oblate Newsletter for December 2018. Click Here

Thank you to all our contributors. 

I wish you a blessed Christmas and a wonderful beginning to 2019.

Happy reading everyone!

MRC Presents: THE TREE OF LIFE IN AUTUMN – A 4-Part Series On Issues- Neurological and Family, Life’s Losses and Spirituality

THE TREE OF LIFE IN AUTUMN – A 4-Part Series On Issues- Neurological and Family, Life’s Losses and Spirituality
Tuesdays – 10am November 6th, 13th, 20, 27th and December 4th, 2018 at Monastery of the Risen Christ, 2308 O’Connor Way, SLO, CA 93405

November 6th – 10am – Dr. Chris Howard, MD:
Neurology: Aging In A Bottle: How Does One Persevere Amidst Neurological Changes?

November 13th – 10am – Gayne Pinto, Family Therapist:
How Family Systems Shape and Effect Us in Our Aging

November 20th – 10am – Mona Taylor, LCSW:
Cultivating a Resilient Soul in the Face of Life’s Losses

November 27th – 10am – Fr. Daniel Manger, OSB, Cam:
Tree of Knowledge & Tree of Life Living with a Sunlight Absence

December 4th – 10am – All Presenters:
Panel Q & A

To reserve your space or find out more, call: 805-544-1810
Click here for all the info here:  Aging Workshop Flyer
Donations $20